Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Costs of Textbooks

Here's an article about "open source" text books titled:
$200 textbook v. free. You do the math.

6 comments:

Steve said...

the cost of text books have been to high for too long with the economy the way it is and graduates having trouble finding jobs the cost of text books is a huge burden, when you have $200.00 to $400.00 a quarter in books it adds up so fast if you have loans just for books you will be several thousand in debt by the time you graduate its just as bad as prescription drugs they have you trapped you have to have them so the charge whatever they want

r_hernandez said...

books are way to high priced and when you sell them back you dont get crap for them. i sold back about $400 woth of books and got $100 back for them. they gave me $2 for a $40 book. so the profit they make is huge.

kjersti said...

I am a single mom of 2 and only work part time so when I cant buy used text books it really cuts into my budget.

Belinda said...

Well I will start by saying that there is a lot going on in the Financial Aid dept. However, if studenrts could just get their hands on the money a little sooner they could really get a good deal online for many many books.
Next qtr take a look at Craig's list or try to keep in mind a classmate that may have already taken a course you need to take, they maybe willing to loan you the book.
Just a thought

Steve said...

here's an article i seen on msn.com
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38613409/from/toolbar

*Gabby* said...

I agree with steve this is pathetic on how they screw you over on buying your books back. i rather keep them then to sell them back to the book store just not worth it for them to be making all that profit when we need it the most!!!