Expensive Textbooks Present Major Hurdle to Lower Income College Education
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 583 , Segment 2
Episode: Opioid Crisis, Textbook Price, Black Women and the Economy
- Jun 28, 2017 11:00 pm
- 16:09 mins
Guest: John Hilton III, PhD, Primary Researcher in the Open Education Group, Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU Newly accepted college students are in for a big surprise this fall: although most students anticipate high tuition prices, it is the cost of textbooks that might take an unexpected bite out of their budget. The College Board recommends a budget of just over $1200 a year for books and supplies alone, which could actually make going to college just too expensive for some. The movement to adopt “Open Education Resources” could mean free, online textbooks.