Florida Virtual CampusFlorida Virtual Campus, a statewide program which provides advising and resources to students at Florida’s public colleges and universities, recently released a new study on textbook prices. The study is based on a survey conducted this spring of 22,000 students.

Their findings include:

  • More than half of students (53.2%) spent more than $300 on textbooks during the spring 2016 term, and 17.9% spent more than $500.
  • Textbook prices are harming students’ ability to get an education. 66.6% of students reported that high prices had caused them not to buy a required textbook. Prices also caused 45.5% to choose not to register for a course, 26.1% to drop a course, and 20.7% to withdraw from a course.
  • 29.2% of students reported that their financial aid did not cover any of their textbook costs.

You can find the full report here.