High textbook costs continue to deter students from purchasing their assigned materials despite concern for their grades

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2,039 students from more than 150 different university campuses
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2,039 students from more than 150 different university campuses

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65% of students said that they had decided against buying a textbook because it was too expensive. The survey also found that 94% of students who had foregone purchasing a textbook were concerned that doing so would hurt their grade in a course. More than half of the students felt significant concern for their grade.

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