Reading Time: 1 Minute. According to a Morning Consult survey, 1,651 students and their parents were concerned about the financial stress caused by textbooks and course material. Students will also sacrifice basic needs such as food and time with their loved ones to pay for their course materials, according to the Morning Consult survey.
These are the key findings
85 percent of students feel that paying for textbooks or course materials can be financially stressful.
20% of students surveyed said they had changed their majors to lower costs.
81% of students believe that digital course materials are more accessible than paper.
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New Survey: College Students See Course Materials as a Top Source of Financial Stress
Why are so many learners today willing to sacrifice basic needs for textbooks?