This past Monday the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced the launch of the Open Course Library to help college students combat the rising cost of education by providing a new alternative for cheap textbooks. The state of Washington has put up $750,000 which was matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make the library possible. Open Course Library is Continue Reading about Open Course Library offers Cheap Textbooks Alternative
Half Price Books has an aggressive plan for buying back used college textbooks and selling back those books online. With headquarters in Texas, the family owned chain of over 110 bookstores is starting a pilot program in nine of its stores to become more active in the used college textbook buyback space. Half Price Books has always allowed students to sell books and textbooks for cash at their Continue Reading about Half Price Books to buyback used college textbooks
If you want Cheap Textbooks for College - Buy Textbooks Online Brand new textbooks from bookstores are expensive. If you have seen it yourself, I'm sure you've been shocked by the price. But even if we don't like it, books will always be a part of our college education; and they're a must-have when you want to study and get high grades. If you are wanting to save money, (who isn't!) then you can Continue Reading about Get the Cheapest Textbooks for College
Chegg founder, Osman Raid, has been working on the stealth product for awhile, and today it is available for purchase, the Kno. Osman is a serial entrepreneur who has already left a strong impact on the world of education, as the founding CEO of Chegg. Chegg is the innovative textbook rental company that has saved more than $200 million dollars for millions of college students at practically Continue Reading about Will the Kno be the answer to cheap textbooks?
According to a 2005 study by the Government Accountability Office, the price of textbooks rose six percent every year from 1986 to 2004. That is twice the rate of inflation. According to College Board, the average U.S. college student spent $ 1,122 on textbooks for the 2009-2010 academic year, a 32 percent boost from five years earlier. In recent years numerous options have emerged to address Continue Reading about Textbook Debate: Buy or Rent? Online or in Store?