The Cal State system estimates that books and supplies for full-time Cal State Fullerton students is $1,860 per year. Yet there are a number of ways for students to save big on their textbooks.
Textbooks and course materials are a major expenditure for many students – particularly business students, who tend to pay more than some other majors for their course materials. In the national conversation on college affordability, the cost of textbooks is often forgotten, but since 1977, the cost of textbooks has risen three times faster than inflation, or a 1,041% increase.
Fortunately, there is no need for students to compromise their grades by not buying textbooks. There are several ways for students to cut costs and sometimes make money off of their course materials. Here are seven tips.
1. Rent your textbooks
Almost all textbooks are available for rental at Titan Shops, which results in significant savings, especially if you rent a used book. Students can save up to 90% off of new costs this way, and there is no limit to the number of textbooks a student may rent in a given semester. Renters are even allowed to moderately underline in their books, though the texts must be in generally good condition when returned at the end of the semester. Read More