65% of students report not purchasing a textbook due to cost.
Nearly half of all students surveyed said that the cost of textbooks impacted how many/which classes they took each semester.
82% of students felt they would do significantly better in a course if the textbook was available free online and buying a hard copy was optional.
Affordable learning resources are quality, low or no-cost educational resources that encourage student success while lowering student costs.
SOURCE: Student PIRGs
Quality, low- or no-cost educational resources that encourage student success while lowering student costs. Resources can include textbooks, modules, lectures, labs, videos, and other pedagogical material.