Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tuition Costs On The Rise

The rising costs of college tuition, room and board are not the only financial obstacles to higher learning, according to a new report which finds that soaring textbook prices are keeping some Arizona students from getting the most out of their college education. Ethan Senack of the Public Interest Research Group says the average cost of a college textbook has risen 82-percent in the past decade, to nearly $200 per book – which, for students, can mean $1200 per year.
The report says despite the increased prevalence of rental programs, used books and e-books, 65-percent of students have opted out of purchasing a book for a class, with nearly all reporting they suffered academically as a result. The full report is available at

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