Textbook costs, as detailed in the graph below, have risen 80% in the past ten years. Students often increase their educational loan amounts to cover these costs, adding to their debt upon graduation.
Here are seven ways professors can help reduce text and material costs for your students:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, College tuition and fees increase 63 percent since January 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/college-tuition-and-fees-increase-63-percent-since-january-2006.htm (visited January 10, 2020).
Here are some steps students can take to reduce textbook costs: