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How digital courseware can ease students’ financial worries


An infographic outlines exactly why digital courseware can help break higher ed's traditional--and burdensome--financial model

More than 20 million students are currently enrolled in a 4-year degree program, and 7 in 10 students will graduate with not just a degree, but with student loan debt, too.

Digital tools can bring about new and positive change when it comes to higher-ed affordability, said Michael Hansen, chief executive officer of Cengage Learning, in a recent post.

When 38 percent of students say they earned a poor grade and 20 percent say they failed a course, all due to inability to afford the course materials, the focus should turn to education access and how funding restricts that access for many students, Hansen wrote.

(Next page: An infographic explains how digital courseware can help students)

Laura Ascione