Cost Of College Textbooks To Drop

College students will soon get a break on the expense of paying for college textbooks. The UNC Board of Governors recently voted to require all campuses that are part of the public university system, including East Carolina University, to offer students some relief on the high price of textbooks. Beginning in January, all public universities must either guarantee they will buy books back at the end of the year or offer book rentals. While ECU students we talked to are all for cheaper books, some who sell books fear a cut in cost may impact students' education because they might end up with outdated books. Under the new rules, professors have a deadline for picking textbooks, which would make cheaper, used books more available to students. And from now on, average textbook costs at each campus will be taken into consideration when the UNC Board makes its decisions on tuition and fee increases.


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