Why are college books so expensive?

Answer Textbooks are one of the major expenses of college. According to the National Association of College Stores, students spent an average of $702 on course materials during the 2006-2007 academic year... Read More »

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How expensive is the first edition of all Jane Austen's books?

Jane Austen's books came out in five sets because Northanger Abbey was published together with Persuasion. The prices vary quite a bit, but seem to be in the range of $12,500 to $32,000 for ordinar... Read More »

Why are college textbooks so expensive?

For most college students, required textbooks are a major expense. Only 26 percent of students report receiving aid and scholarships to cover textbook purchases. Textbooks cost more than mass marke... Read More »

How do I buy books for college?

Sign up for ClassSign up for your courses for the semester. Once you've signed up for all the courses you plan on taking, then write down the name of the course, the professor who teaches the cours... Read More »

Most Expensive College Dorms?

In these days of tight state and college budgets, families are being asked to foot more of the bill for on-campus room and board than they used to. According to, "Room and board pr... Read More »