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The Blue & Gray Press | November 24, 2017

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Professors should consider costs when assigning textbooks

September 7, 2017 | 1

By JAIME MCGUIRE

Staff Writer

It is the beginning of a new semester, which leaves college students confronting the inevitable required textbook list. Many students shell out $300 or $400 at the beginning of the semester for just one book but are only able to resell it for a few dollars. If these textbooks are required, why are they so outrageously priced?Read More

Bookstore tries out new price comparison tool

October 1, 2014 |

By SARAH GRAMMER

The bookstore has added a new price comparison feature to their website this semester to help University of Mary Washington students with textbook purchases.Read More

Inflated textbook prices call for University-provided resources

January 23, 2013 |

By MEGHAN COOKE

For every facet of our lives as students, the University of Mary Washington tries to develop some “relevant” fee. There’s a fee for printing, for laundry, for parking decals and for processing enrollment; the list goes on.Read More

Student-lead textbook exchange provides cheap alternative to bookstore prices

December 1, 2010 |

By SAMANTHA DANIEL

At the beginning of every semester there is a race to the campus bookstore; who can get the used books first?

With the high price of textbooks, many students simply cannot afford to buy their books new … Read More