Answers questions such as
Question 1: How much do students spend on textbooks and other instructional materials?
Question 2: How many times do students buy textbooks that are not used?
Question 3: How are students affected by the cost of textbooks?
Question 4: What digital study aids do students perceive to be most beneficial to their grades?
Question 5: Compared to the results of the 2012 Student Textbook Survey, what are the differences in the money spent on textbooks?
Question 6: Compared to the results of the 2012 Student Textbook Survey, what are the differences in factors affected by cost of textbooks?
Question 7: Comparing university students and college students, what are the differences in the money spent on textbooks, money spent on course materials, costs covered by financial aid, and the number of textbooks purchased but never used.
Question 8: What are the differences in the money spent on textbooks for students in different degree levels?
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