High priced college textbooks bundled with “access codes” that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes.

These access codes largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. “Students might have been able to resell the textbook in the past, but because the access code expires, it renders the textbook worthless.” Nearly four in 10 college courses bundled their …

High priced college textbooks bundled with “access codes” that expire at the end of the semester largely force students to buy books at retail prices at campus bookstores and render the texts worthless in the resale market. Nearly four in 10 college courses bundle their texts with access codes. Read More »