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Lawmakers Work to Bring Down Rising Costs of Textbooks

A group of senators and representatives re-introcued the “Affordable College Textbook Act”. They say it has the potential to save nearly a billion dollars for American students.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017 7:10 AM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 1:37 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Lawmakers in Washington are working to bring down the rising costs of textbooks.

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A group of senators and representatives re-introcued the “Affordable College Textbook Act”.

They say it has the potential to save nearly a billion dollars for American students. 

The bill would create a grant program that promotes free textbooks at colleges across the country.

According to the College board, the average student pays more than $1,200 a year for textbooks and supplies.

A recent survey showed that 65% of students have decided at some point not buy a textbook because of the cost.

Nearly all of those students said they worried it would negatively affect their grade.

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