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New Textbook Law

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email
A new law will help give college students a break in the costs of their textbooks.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman
Janay Smith works on a poem for the book she is creating at the Gwinnett County Student Literacy Institute on Wednesday at Britt Elementary School.

There's little argument that a quality education has an expensive price-tag.
And, no one knows that better than college students.
But a new law will help give students a break in the costs of their textbooks.
The higher education opportunity act estimates the average college textbook costs around $200 per course.
The new law will require colleges and universities to disclose the price of textbooks at the time of registration.
"The benefit for the student is to understand on the front end how the much it's going to cost them for an education. It gives them an opportunity to plan accordingly,” says Lynn Bell, Dean of Business Affairs at Wallace Community College.
Wallace Community College has taken part in an adoption book program where each course will use the same textbook for 3-years.


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