College Textbooks Could Soon Be Free if Proposed Affordable College Textbook Act Bill Passes
The hidden cost of college textbooks can be a surprise for many students in higher education. The cost may soon be a worry of the past if the Affordable College Textbook Act passes.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have worked together to create the Affordable College Textbook Act, hoping to provide some financial relief to college students. On average, students pay approximately $1,200 annually on textbooks, according to Peoria Public Radio.
The proposed bill will allow universities of all sizes, from community college to major universities, to provide the textbook content online to students free of charge.