In the last 20 years, the cost of college textbooks has increased at twice the rate of inflation, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Prices for college textbooks nearly tripled from December 1986 to December 2004, while inflation rose 72 percent.
According to the GAO, “The cost of (college) textbooks, as well as supplies as a percentage of tuition and fees, varies for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students by the type of institution attended--72 percent at 2-year public institutions, 26 percent at 4-year public institutions and 8 percent for 4-year private institutions.” The greatest reason for the increased cost of college textbooks, according to the GAO, is the cost associated with products to accompany textbooks, such as CDs and DVDs.
For budding students with parents who have Huntington’s disease, the cost of college textbooks can be overwhelming. If your life has been made better because of education, please support those who may otherwise never get that chance. To help make a difference in someone’s life, please DONATE TO HUNTINGTON’S HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND NOW. Donations of $10 and $20 add up quickly and will provide the financial foundation for Huntington’s Hope. We need to reach that $25,000 level so we can begin disbursing scholarships! Thank you!
Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community in Robbinsdale, Minn., owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, is one of only eight long-term skilled care centers in the United States with a dedicated program for individuals with Huntington’s disease.