Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Buying Books on a Budget - Ariele Vaccaro, Milwaukee Courier

It’s nothing new to you, but the painful sting of knowing your bank account has just been emptied always seems to linger even after you’ve left the college bookstore. At that point, all you can do is take solace in the fact that you’re not the only one. According to the College Board, an American post-secondary student spends, on average, $1,200 a semester on textbooks. Some standalone books can cost more than $200. And the thing is, you have to eat, too. There’s a silver lining, though. With the rise of online shopping and textbook rental, your university can no longer make a monopoly of your textbook needs. Instead, you have the option to shop around at a number of different online vendors and pick out what works for you

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