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Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks
Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks

It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall. Her method is to find the books early and cheaply through online sites such as Amazon and EBay rather than paying full price for texts that can cost upward of $300 at the school bookstore. The strategy is much simpler for Cal State San Marcos senior Jeffrey "J.J." Gutowski. He's stopped buying books altogether, unless he is convinced he needs them to pass a course, and then he will share a classmate's text or rent one...

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