Textbook Prices – Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
Average tuition fees according to the College Board:
- Private: $31,231
- In-State Public: $9,139
- Out-of-State: $22,194
That doesn’t even cover textbook prices. College textbooks are 9% more this year than last. Textbooks will set students back an average of $600 per year.
Strategies to cut the costs:
- Buy a book that is used
- Rent textbooks
- Purchase e-books
Some schools are doing away with hard copies of textbooks all together. Some are providing online resources for students to help them save millions of dollars on textbooks.
Cutting textbook costs for students can help them prepare for their futures after college. Three apps for your smart phone that can aid in preparing for retirement are Digit, Acorns, and Mint.
These 3 applications are free to download but may require extra fees depending on the personal data used in the app.