Recent Affordable Learning data:
56%, of college students say they can no longer afford their tuition costs*
85% of students say they will be challenged to pay for higher education in 2021-22**
**UB (University Business), February 25, 2021 (https://universitybusiness.com/college-affordability-still-a-major-concern-for-families/)
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This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at: Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources.
The Affordable College Textbook Act (H.R.2107S.1036) would reduce the cost of textbooks at U.S. colleges and universities by expanding the use of open textbooks (and other open educational resources) that everyone can download, edit and share freely to benefit students. The legislation was introduced in the 116th Congress on April 4, 2019 Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tina Smith (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO).
(US PIRG, 2021)