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College Students Are Stressed Out By The Cost Of Textbooks


A poll by Cengage of U.S. current and former college students reveals the following:

  • 85% say that their textbook and course material expenses are financially stressful
  • 43% say they’ve saved money by skipping meals to afford course materials
  • 64% of women have purchased an outdated version of textbooks, compared to 57% of men
  • 47% of women have taken out a loan to pay for textbooks, compared to 38% of men
  • Nearly 70% of students report having to get a job during the school year to pay for college textbooks
  • 81% say easily accessible digital course materials would have a positive impact on their grades
  • 72% say cost-effectiveness is very important when considering digital course materials

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