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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: NY State funds available to help college students buy textbooks
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Views: 247

NY State funds available to help college students buy textbooks

Millions of dollars have been allocated for a second year in a row to help students enrolled in New York’s public colleges off-set the high cost of textbooks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the second round of funding for the Open Education Resources initiative includes $8 million for the...
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: Saving Money On College Textbooks Not As Easy As It Used To Be
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Views: 586

Saving Money On College Textbooks Not As Easy As It Used To Be

If you're like most college students - or parents of college students - you know that textbooks are a major portion of the cost of a college education. In the past lots of college students managed to save a large portion of that cost by using "alternative means" when it came to buying thos...
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: Textbooks are modern robber barons
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Views: 944

Textbooks are modern robber barons

The beginning fall semester marks the beginning a new school year, which means students need to buy supplies necessary for class: things like pens, pencils, paper, and binders. These items are usually cheap and reasonable. The real concern are textbooks. Textbooks prices are expensive, and resources...
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: Education Committee Hopes to Tackle Expensive Textbooks
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Views: 1978

Education Committee Hopes to Tackle Expensive Textbooks

The Undergraduate Council’s Education Committee hopes to combat high textbook costs this semester through several new student and faculty initiatives. According to the Education Committee’s Chair, Scott Ely ’18, the committee plans to work with professors to reduce costs for courses that require exp...
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Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: College Students Spent an Average of $600 on Textbooks for 2015 - 2016 Academic Year
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Views: 2992

College Students Spent an Average of $600 on Textbooks for 2015 - 2016 Academic Year

According to research from independent research firm Student Monitor and the National Association of College Stores (NACS), college students spent on average $600 a year for course materials in the 2015 - 2016 academic year. Using the Student Monitor figures, the amount students spent on course mate...
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Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: College Tips
Topic: 6 Creative Ways To Study, For When The Traditional Methods Just Aren't Hacking It
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Views: 3023

6 Creative Ways To Study, For When The Traditional Methods Just Aren't Hacking It

Some people are naturally good at studying for a big test or exam — others, not so much. The ability to study, and retain information in the process, is definitely something that you can train yourself to get better at, and if you're capable of thinking outside the box, it's good to know that there ...
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Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: eTextbooks
Topic: Partnership With Apple Helps Tennessee Launch Digital Resource Library to Replace Obsolete Textbooks
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Views: 2910

Partnership With Apple Helps Tennessee Launch Digital Resource Library to Replace Obsolete Textbooks

In order to save money and replace obsolete textbooks, the Tennessee Digital Resources Library (TDRL) launched today after a partnership between the Tennessee School Boards Association and Apple, Inc. made it possible. "The TDRL curated digital material replaces costly classroom textbooks that ...
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Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: 11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program
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Views: 2136

11 schools selected for national OpenStax partnership program

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax selected 11 universities and colleges to be members of its national Open Educational Resource Institutional Partnership Program starting in the 2016-17 academic school year. The program could potentially save students at partner schools a combined $4.2 millio...
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Sun May 29, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: College Tips
Topic: The College Education Conspiracy - What They Don't Want You To Know
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

The College Education Conspiracy - What They Don't Want You To Know

Do you believe in conspiracies? Perhaps you don't think there is a massive UFO cover-up or that Big Foot is secretly being held in an underground bunker however, you do wonder about "the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey might say. The rising cost of a college education has always been on...
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Sat May 07, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Buying Textbooks
Topic: Expensive College Textbooks?
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Views: 2238

Expensive College Textbooks?

Expensive College Textbooks? That Doesn't Mean Students Are Necessarily Paying More. College textbooks are notorious for being (un)justifiably expensive, but what can be done about it? There is a number of factors at play continuously increasing the prices of college textbooks (one of which includes...

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