I am lucky because I still have the scholarship that I got, the Achiever's Scholarship, which will cover most of my tuition, along with any other government financial aid I may receive. But it might not cover everything. Last time I was in school it was a public university and this time it is a community college, which will cost way way less, but I don't know yet how much aid I'll be receiving. Add to that the fact that I make minimum wage and only work part-time and you understand just how much money I don't have. Money to spend on things like textbooks. Textbooks are really expensive! Last time I was in school, I had to buy at least one textbook per class and had five classes each quarter. Textbooks cost between 70 dollars and hundred dollars, which makes at least $350 per quarter spent on textbooks alone! The bookstore had a buyback option where I could sell back my textbooks at the end of each quarter but they usually wouldn't buy back a book because it wasn't the edition the class would be using next time, or if they did buy back the books it was for significantly less than I paid for them. For a good quarter I might get back $30 of the $350 I had to pay.
This is where CampusBookRentals.com comes in. I wish I could go back in time and tell past me about textbook rentals. I could have saved so much money to use later on for fun things like paying my rent. Here are some of the benefits of renting from CampusBookRentals.com:
- you save 40-90% off bookstore prices (yes, you read that right; save up to 90%!)
- free shipping both ways
- you can highlight in your textbooks (which is great because usually the bookstore won't buy back books that have been highlighted in)
- they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented; Operation Smile is a great organization that gives cleft lip surgeries to children; You can make children smile while making yourself smile. Sounds pretty good to me.
- if you love a textbook and want to keep it, you can pay the difference and do just that
- you can return your books for a full refund as long as it's within 21 days
This fall I will definitely be renting all of my textbooks so I can save more money for paying my rent.
This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are definitely my own.