LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC News) — An accounting course with a $1,000 textbook angered many students at a Louisiana college.
The cost of college text books can sometimes be outrageous.
But some say $1,000 is absurd.
Students in the “Accounting 202” class at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette thought they had no option but to pay $1,000 for the online textbook.
But they can actually get the less expensive physical book for $300 dollars.
“Accounting says that’s how they make their money so I kinda understand the higher price but a thousand is just too much,” junior business major Donte Lindsey told KLAF.
UL Provost Jaimie Herbert says it was all a misunderstanding and they should have done a better job of communicating.
According to the university the reason the online version is priced so high is to encourage students to make their purchase at the school’s bookstore.
According to the bureau of labor statistics the cost of college textbooks has increased 88 percent since 2006.