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Posted Feb. 20, 2009

Students already faced with keeping up in classes, maintaining a job during tough economic times, and surviving on their own away from home have another worry dangled over their heads: the ever-rising cost of textbooks.

Economics 101

University of La Verne students say that buying textbooks this year during a tough economic time is harder than ever, and most students admit to buying used books.

“Students are pretty savvy about finding places to buy textbooks,” said Jeanne Flora, associate professor and chairwoman of the department of speech communication at the University of La Verne.

“I borrow the book from someone or if I really, really need it [buying it] is a last resort,” said senior business major Shannon Jones.

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