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My son is in 11th grade this year, so our years of homeschooling are winding down. This year he is dual-enrolling at our local community college for a few courses, which is a big change both for him and me. With community college come a lot of extra expenses, like tuition, fees, gas for commuting, and textbooks.
Textbooks are a huge college expense, and they are one that can take you by surprise! The first time I had to pay over $100 for a textbook for a college class I was shocked, but it is actually normal for textbooks to cost that much. College Board estimates that the average cost for books and supplies last year was $1,225 at public colleges and $1,244 at private colleges! For my son the cost of textbooks for his two classes, History and Macroeconomics, is about $250, and that is for just one semester of part time enrollment.Continue Reading