Textbooks are expensive. Long gone are the carefree days in public school when books were provided in class. In college, you need to find your own. Sometimes one needs to purchase a gigantic, heavily-bound tome, but it is not unusual to have to buy a bundle of loose pages sealed in cling wrap for around a hundred dollars.

 

“I had to drop a class because I couldn’t afford both (the tuition and the book),” says Eli Snyder, who pays for school out of pocket.
 

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