The cost of going to college goes higher every year -- especially the costs of textbooks. Fresh-faced high school grads enrolling in college and signing up for classes often go into "sticker shock" when they go to the campus bookstore to buy the textbooks they need.
There was a time -- in mom and dad's day -- when a student could get all the textbooks she or he needed for a couple of hundred dollars - tops. Not any more. Those days are long gone history.