Lower Education Costs
According to the College Board (a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity) the books-and-supplies estimate for the average student at a four-year public college is about $1,200 per year. If a student takes 8 courses per year, the average cost per course for books-and-supplies can be $150 or more per course.
Aequs Education was founded to help lower education costs for students by providing low-cost, individual-use e-text materials that are up to 75% lower in cost for students than typical text books! While text books can cost $300 or more, our targeted price range for e-text materials is $35 to $75 per course. Aequs recognizes that not all students' financial situations are the same. Any student who has special financial needs and requires an Aequs e-text for an enrolled course is encouraged to Contact Us.
Aequs Education encourages students to link here to read the article, “How college students can save money on pricey textbooks” and here for a search engine to find the the lowest prices for textbooks.
In the state of California, the average, annual costs of books and supplies are even higher, ranging from $1,500 to $1,675:
College textbook costs are the largest component of overall books-and-supplies costs AND college textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation: