When my husband was going to college a few years ago one of his textbooks cost almost $500. Most of his textbooks cost over $300. That is a lot of money to spend on textbooks. Especially if you are having to pay for them yourself.
If you rent your textbooks instead you can save up to 90% off the bookstore price! That is a lot of money that you could use for all the other things you need for college(a good calculator, notebooks, pens,transportation).
CampusBookRentals allows you to highlight in the books and the rental periods are flexible so you can pretty much rent a book for as long as you need it. The shipping is free both ways and they donate to Operation Smile with each book rented.
Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that helps children with cleft lip and cleft palate.
There is a new program called RentBack where you can rent the textbooks you have already bought to other students and get some of your money back. RentBack.com has a search function where you put in the information on the books you own to see what they are worth.
Some textbooks are used for years so it would be worth checking even older books to see if they are still used. This is a great way to make money and help other students too.