One major financial obstacle standing in the way of many college student’s achieving success is the extraordinary high cost of textbooks. Textbooks can cost an average of over $1,200 a year at various institution types, adding a significant amount, often unexpectedly so, to a student’s overall cost of college.
According to a recent article in MoneyWatch, “the average cost of college textbooks has risen four times faster than the rate of inflation over the past 10 years. That has caused 65 percent of students to skip buying required texts at some point in their college career because of a lack of affordability.” At StraighterLine, we don’t think that the high cost of textbooks should stand between any of our students and their online college course success.
Our mission is to help students reach their degree goals by providing an affordable and convenient way to earn college credit, and this mission extends to the cost of -- and access to -- textbooks. That’s why in addition to our low cost online college courses, we provide eTextbooks for free with our courses.
At StraighterLine, you get immediate access to the right eTextbook -- available anywhere, anytime -- for free. No student should be without the resources they need to succeed in their courses.
Benefits of StraighterLine eTextbooks
Affordable - We offer eTextbooks for free for our courses.
Always Available - Students can jump right into the assigned reading materials with just a click from their course. StraighterLine eTextbooks and online course format allow students to complete courses--and access course content--on their schedule.
Portable - Students can download course material to a smartphone, tablet or computer to save time when without internet access.
Student Friendly - Students are able to bookmark, highlight, and add notes to important passages across all devices.
Flexible - Students can complete assignments on their smartphone, tablet or computer.
At StraighterLine, we’re proud to help our students reduce financial risk, find academic success, and save both money and time with access to free eTextbooks.
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