As summer comes to a close, it can be hard for both kids and adults to get back into an academic mindset.

A recent study by the United States Government Accountability office showed that the average prices for college textbooks have risen 82 percent in just 10 years.

Back-to-school season can put a strain on household budgets. Here are some smart ways families can reduce costs as students head back to class:

Miami Miami Dade College (MDC) has partnered with Florida International University (FIU) with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will provide a three-year grant of $2,450,000 to maintain growth in the various disciplines of the humanities as an attractive degree and career pathway.  

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