Op-ed: Textbook prices impose a heavy burden on students Textbook+publishers+burden+students+by+issuing+new+editions+of+similar+textbooks. Illustration by Pete McKay Textbook publishers burden students by issuing new editions of similar textbooks. - Pavithra Rajesh, Huntington News

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average annual cost for books and supplies for Northeastern students during the 2017-18 academic year was a whopping $1,000. Many students struggle to afford the cost of these materials on top of their tuition. Even with the option to rent textbooks or purchase them used, many college students consistently find the cost overwhelming.


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