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Low Cost/No Cost Textbook Alternatives

An introduction to Low Cost/No Cost Textbook alternatives for faculty members who are interested in incorporating these resources into teaching and learning.

Why Pursue A Lower Cost Textbook Option?

The College Board reports the average community college student spends $1,390 on books and suppliesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, textbooks costs are 812 percent higher than three decades ago. 

In a 2013 survey of over 2,000 college students on 150 college campuses, the Student Public Interest Research Groups reported that 65% of students surveyed had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive.

Learn more about adopting a low cost or no cost textbook alternative for your course!