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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:20 AM Dec 2013

A textbook case of students not having enough money


A textbook case of students not having enough money
By Bill Sizemore
The Virginian-Pilot
© December 30, 2013



According to a survey, nearly one in five ODU students are attending classes without the benefit of textbooks. The reason: They can’t afford them.

It’s a sharply rising trend, Todd Johnson, assistant vice president for auxiliary services, told the board.

Along with escalating tuition and fees, accelerating textbook prices are a key reason why a college education is becoming less and less affordable – not just at ODU, but across the nation.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that college textbook prices soared 82 percent over the past decade – almost as much as tuition and nearly three times the overall rate of inflation.
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A textbook case of students not having enough money (Original Post) unhappycamper Dec 2013 OP
Greed. It's killing most of us ... slowly. k&r for exposure. n/t Laelth Dec 2013 #1
Text Books yeoman6987 Dec 2013 #2
That seems like a reasonable idea libodem Dec 2013 #3


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2. Text Books
Mon Dec 30, 2013, 10:47 AM
Dec 2013

I was shocked at the prices of text books when I went back to school after 20 years. Absolutely ridiculous. What I had planned to spend 500 dollars for a semester was WAY WAY to low. It is a crime that books cost this much. I think that with the prices of tuition, that books should be included.

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