If institutions fail to enforce the new textbook laws, Durbin suggested that students should take their complaints beyond campus.

Student resentment about the high costs of textbooks was highlighted in a survey conducted by BookRenter last year.

Students rank textbooks among their leading wastes of money and the “biggest scam” in higher education, according to the survey.

The survey also shows that educational costs impact most students’ school choice, and some students aren’t proud of the ways they have earned money to pay their tuition, buy textbooks, and stay in school.


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