WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Lawmakers in Washington are working to bring down the 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.
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.