Oregon lawmakers approve bill to require colleges to post the cost of textbooks in advance

Oregon lawmakers have signed off on a bill that would require public colleges and universities to inform students about the cost of most of their textbooks before they sign up for a course.

The Oregon Senate approved House Bill 2919 on a 24-1 vote. It earlier passed the House, and is now headed for the desk of Gov. Kate Brown.

It would require schools to “prominently display” the estimated cost of course materials for at least 75% of the for-credit courses offered. The information would need to be available by the time course registration began for each term.

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