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High college costs lead students to skip course materials

A survey reveals that rising higher education costs sometimes force students to forego purchasing course materials, leading to lower grades

According to a new survey by Wakefield Research for VitalSource, the high cost of college, including textbooks, is causing students to wait to purchase required course materials until after the beginning of classes or not at all, even though many know it affects their ability to succeed academically.

More than 500 students were surveyed and overwhelmingly cite costs as the driving factor in that decision.

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  • Laura Ascione