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ERIC Number: ED483263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Textbooks: Costs and Issues
Mize, Rita
Community College League of California
As community colleges seek to be as accessible as possible to students and attempt to retain low enrollment fees, manageable parking fees, and waiver of fees for those with financial needs, an additional and significant cost ? for textbooks and supplies ? has not been addressed systematically. While fees for a full-time student are $390 per semester in 2004-05, the average college student spends $800-$900 annually for books and supplies ? a serious deterrent for student attendance. As these costs continue to climb, there is concern that this poses a greater threat to access than enrollment fees, which are a common focus in the colleges. This paper provides background information on the elements involved in book pricing, options available through the internet, current legislation, legal issues, and efforts of various colleges to develop solutions.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A