Posted on 24 October 2011.
Cal State U. -Long Beach senior Julie Boll is $19,000 in debt. She had to sell her car and some of her wardrobe to pay her daily expenses. When the semester began, she realized textbooks were going to cost more than she expected — nearly $700 for the semester. With no money to spare, she turned to a solution that is becoming more popular with students: textbook piracy.