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Netflix-for-Textbooks Subscription Service

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 14:03:38-04

Netflix-for-Textbooks gives students access to course materials for one price. College affordability continues to play a leading role in the American political and social climate, with U.S. student loan debt now a whopping $1.5 trillion. As students across the country head back to campus this fall, finding a way to pay the rising cost is a growing burden for many. And it’s not just tuition and housing: Students say textbook costs are their top source of financial stress after paying the tuition bill. The service, which some have called “Netflix-for-textbooks,” gives students access to more than 22,000 course materials for one price: about $120 a semester.