Make Higher Education Affordable Updates

News Release | Higher Ed

Students to DOJ: major textbook publisher merger will hurt students

Dozens of student governments and organizations urge DOJ to block the Cengage - McGraw Hill merger

News Release | Higher Ed

Major textbook publisher merger will cost students

U.S. PIRG and partners submit letters to DOJ opposing Cengage - McGraw Hill merger

News Release | Higher Ed

Statement on Cengage-McGraw-Hill merger announcement

Two of the biggest textbook publishers announce controversial plan to merge, consolidating power in a broken marketplace.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Higher Ed

Affordable College Textbook Act could save students millions on pricey books

Today, congressional leaders from both parties introduced legislation that could save American college students nearly a billion dollars on textbooks.

U.S.PIRG believes that no one should go hungry when we produce more than enough food already to feed everyone, and waste 40% of it. So, together with dozens of campuses with student PIRG chapters around the country we launched our Zero Hunger campaign last year to end hunger. 

LibreTexts wins inaugural Open Textbook Pilot grant

By | Kaitlyn Vitez
Director, Make Higher Education Affordable Campaign

Big news (and savings) for students.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Higher Ed

Open Textbooks Pilot renewed, saving college students up to $50 million

 

Today, Congress set aside $5 million to renew the Open Textbook Pilot program for FY19, which gives grants to colleges and universities to promote adoption of free and open textbooks by professors. The program could save students up to $50 million.

News Release | Higher Ed

70+ Student Leaders Call On Congress to Renew Open Textbook Pilot

As Congress finalizes its FY19 budget, student leaders call on their senators and representatives to renew funding for last years' Open Textbook Pilot, which has the potential to save students more than $50 million.

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