N.J. Looks at Ways to Cut Text Book Costs

New Jersey legislators who have been focused on trying to reduce student-loan burdens are now tackling another high cost of college: textbooks.

Today, the Assembly Higher Education Committee is set to consider four bills aimed at cutting the cost of textbooks, which can total at least $1,200 per year, according to the College Board, a not-for-profit organization “created to expand access to education.” The textbook tally can be significantly higher for students in science, math, and engineering.

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