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Monday, October 18 • 5:30pm - 5:40pm
Financial and Academic Impact of Textbooks

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Over the past decades, the cost of higher education has soared, creating significant financial barriers to higher education for college students. Textbook costs alone have risen 88% in the past decade, and with the pandemic exacerbating affordability issues, these fees that have been considered ‘reasonable’ in the past have proven to be detrimental to a student’s quality of education. At the University of Colorado, students from different financial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds can agree that these costs are unnecessary, and with the help of open educational resources, not only will students gain easier access to class materials, but they will be introduced to a better, adaptive, and engaging learning model.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the obstacles students of different backgrounds face due to textbook costs
  • Hear personal stories of college students and their struggles in pursuing higher education
  • Consider the financial and academic benefits from integrating open textbooks into college curriculum


Helen Do

Textbooks Campaign Coordinator, CoPIRG Students at CU Boulder

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Monday October 18, 2021 5:30pm - 5:40pm EDT
Room E