Hancock takes steps to save students big money on textbooks - KASEY BUBNASH, Santa Maria Sun

Allan Hancock College political science professor Jessica Scarffe has long been frustrated by the ridiculous prices of textbooks required for many college courses. The costs have been steadily rising for many years now, she said, and the increased rates are significantly outpacing that of inflation. “I just was disturbed to see students, especially in the demographic of our population, paying $200 for a textbook,” Scarffe said. http://www.santamariasun.com/school-scene/17130/hancock-takes-steps-to-save-students-big-money-on-textbooks/

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