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Florida Colleges and Universities Are Addressing Textbook Affordability, Report No. 10-49, July 2010
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The U.S. Congress has passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which contained language aimed at reducing textbook costs. In addition, the Florida Legislature addressed textbook affordability by passing legislation in 2008 and 2009. As a result, the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors now require Florida colleges and public universities to take various actions to help make textbooks more affordable for students. Florida also has begun a statewide open access textbook initiative that currently offers approximately 170 open access textbooks on a variety of subjects that can be accessed for free online or printed for a nominal cost.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-29 Options Exist to Address the Rising Cost of Textbooks for Florida’s College Students, published in April 2008

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Education
State University System
Instructional Materials
Associate in Arts
Postsecondary Career Training Programs
Baccalaureate Degree (Florida College System)
Board of Governors

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