The cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years. To students and families already struggling to afford high tuition and fees, an additional $1,200 per year on books and supplies can be the breaking point.
As publishers keep costs high by pumping out new editions and selling books bundled with software, students are forced to forgo book purchases or otherwise undermine their academic progress.
New technology that has recently entered the marketplace could mean significant savings for students on textbooks. The Student PIRGs conducted this survey of college students to provide a snapshot their attitudes toward "high tech textbooks."