College Students Trying to Keep Up with Rising Textbook Prices
GAINESVILLE- Since 1980 the price of college textbooks have increased more than 800 percent.
According to the Census Bureau the cost of textbooks is rising faster than inflation and the average student can’t afford to buy all new books.
With both tuition and book prices on the many students find themselves in a difficult situation.
UF junior, Meagan Flodeen is one of those students, "Well I did use to waitress so I would do (pay) the rent and not just buy the textbook for the class.”
According to the National Association of College stores the average college student pays about sixhundred and fifty dollars.
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