You Thought Tuition and Dorms Were Expensive? Book Prices Are Crazy
It's one of those hidden costs you don't think about when you're budgeting for college, but in many ways, it's just as really expensive. Books!Western Michigan's school year starts in about a month, Sept. 6th. You've got tuition. You've got room and board. And you've got big bucks to budget for books.
Back in the 80's, $50 for a textbook seemed outrageous. I just did a random search on the WMU Bookstore website. Wow.
College students today have to pay off student loans seemingly forever, but a big chunk of that is books and classroom materials. Start passing the hat now.