College Text Books

College Text Books

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The federal government strives to make post-secondary education accessible a affordable, primarily by providing financial aid to students a their families. Given that nearly half of undergraduates receive federal financial aid, Congress is interested in the overall cost of attendance, including the cost of textbooks. This report determines: (1) what has been the change in textbook prices; (2) what factors have contributed to changes in textbook prices; a (3) what factors explain why a given U.S. textbook may retail outside the U.S. for a different price. Charts a tables.In addition, students can sometimes offset their costs by selling back their books at the end of the term. Generally, if a book is in good condition and will be used on the campus again, bookstores will pay students 50 percent of the original priceanbsp;...

Title:College Text Books
Author:Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2005-11-01


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