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These prices create a financial burden for college students, forcing students to make tradeoffs from skipping meals and taking on a part-time job to taking fewer classes, opting not to take a specific course or even changing their major.
According to INSIDEHIGHERED, a survey by e-textbook provider VitalSource found that 50 percent of students who delayed buying textbooks because of high prices saw their grades suffer as a result.
CBS News 1/26/18 reported that 65 percent of students skip buying required texts at some point in their college career because of a lack of affordability.
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