Students Find Ways To Save Money On College Textbooks

By: KKTV News Email
By: KKTV News Email

College students to heading back to class, are buying some very expensive textbooks... but these days they have more options.

Stacey Douglas, aggressively seeks out used books to give student's and parent's wallets a break. He says "We're trying to keep our cost, our prices down to students, knowing how expensive textbooks are."

Another way students are saving money is through the early-bird textbook discount. Earlier this month students could go online to the bookstores website and order books whether they're new or used and get a 5% discount."

One student says she's getting her books online. "I go to and I rent them. so it's saved me about $500 now." But students say they don't always get the book they've rented in the time frame they need it, and not all textbooks are available.

CSU-Pueblo is planning a pilot program to rent books itself for some classes beginning with the spring semester.

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  • by Rebecca Location: New Zork on Aug 24, 2010 at 05:53 AM
    Hey, very good tips! Students are always low on funds. I found a way to save money when "buying" text books. I just barter them. I started to barter with other students but now I'm using to barter my stuff. It really saves you a lot of money. Try it.
  • by Ari Location: NY on Aug 23, 2010 at 03:45 PM
    You could save an additional 5% of Chegg rentals prices by using coupon code: CC107585
  • by Maria Location: cs on Aug 23, 2010 at 07:31 AM
    Didn't Barnes & Noble also start renting out college textbooks?
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