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A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

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Report | OSPIRG Students | Higher Ed, Hunger

Hunger on Campus

Food insecurity – the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food – is common at colleges and universities across the country, potentially undermining the educational success of untold thousands of students.

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News Release | Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Hunger

New Study: Hunger May Threaten Nearly Half of All College Students

Earlier today, a group of campus-based organizations released results from the nation’s most comprehensive survey to date on food insecurity on college campuses.

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News Release | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Report: New Trend in College Textbook Market Presents Danger For Students

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms

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Report | The Student PIRGs | Textbooks


The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

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