Sticker shock is nothing new for college students, especially when it comes to the cost of purchasing their textbooks. In the last two decades, college textbook prices have increased at twice the rate of inflation. The average cost of books for a full-time student is $886 each semester. This is the single greatest school-related cost they incur each semester - outstripping enrollment fees and tuition combined.
Without the required textbooks, students quickly fall behind in their classes. Failure to succeed in school leads low-income students straight back to low-wage jobs and a lifetime of difficulty making ends meet for themselves and for their families.
To help a student fullfill his or her dream of being successful in college and beyond, please help us fund textbooks.