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.  

Major Karl Chambers, center, president and founder of Integrity Children’s Fund (ICF), receives the Eagle Award for his leadership and commitment to the organization’s mission of delivering hope and education to Jamaica’s vulnerable children.

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