Monday, July 23, 2012

Keeping the Cost of College Down.

It may only be mid-July; but back-to-school shopping and preparations have already begun.  For those heading off to college this year, it can be a daunting and costly adventure.  Tuition prices are high and the cost of text books is just crazy.  I dread having to send my three kids to college or university.  It’s definitely going to be tough.
That’s why I’m glad for businesses like Campus Book Rentals.  This great online business allows for students to save 40-90% off bookstore prices and has free shipping, both ways!  They have flexible renting periods and they even donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented.  How great is that, you get to save on your course books, and they give back to a wonderful organization?
My one concern when I came across Campus Book Rentals was about study habits.  As a university student, I highlighted my textbooks when I came across key elements I wanted to remember or reference.  Surely a rental text book company would set forth guidelines prohibiting such an activity.  However, I was mistaken.  Students are free to highlight the texts, just as they would if they had purchased them.  
I know that when my three kids start their post-secondary educations, I’ll be checking out Campus Book Rentals as an option to costly textbook purchases!

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