Students pay for fee-heavy debit cards

Convenience can be costly: Students who receive financial aid via college-sponsored debit cards pay heavy fees.

California lawmakers have advanced two bills that could give college students access to low-cost online textbooks.

Colleges try to lower book costs

On Community College Spotlight: Colleges are trying to lower book costs by renting textbooks to students, but there may be more hope for savings from online learning materials: Washington state is developing its own online library of texts for community and technical colleges.

California’s community college students will pay significantly more for classes under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, which cuts $1.4 billion from higher education.  I think students would rather pay more and be able to get the classes they need to complete a degree.