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Document Number: 7526

Turn the Page: Making College Textbooks More Affordable - This report considers the market imperfections behind rising textbook costs, while providing shorter term solutions to increase affordability and longer term solutions to develop more of a demand-driven market. Specifically, the committee recommends initiatives including textbook rentals, the use of no-cost content and increased financial aid. The study concludes that the real solution may come from a collaborative effort between federal policymakers, the higher education community and the technology industry to create a national digital marketplace. (The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2007)...

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