My daughter is starting high school this year. She will be attending an elite Agriculture program at a magnet school in our county. Of course with high school comes college. She has already started looking into them and already her list is as elite as her programs. Harvard anyone? As proud and as happy as I am I still can’t seem to stop seeing those dollar signs. I can’t help but keep sending up quick prayers asking god for some serious scholarships. However even with a scholarship there is no guarantee it will cover other expenses such as books. College books are expensive. I have a relative in school right now and she was telling us one of her text books cost her 132.50 USD. I really don’t remember what she said after that because the only thing I remember is waking up in the ambulance with an EMT standing over me telling me my heart stopped. No, not really but it felt like it. If you count the number of classes you can have a semester, that really adds up.
What is a parent to do? Well thankfully for us there is a site called Campus Book Rentals. With Campus Book Rentals you can rent the text books you need and save 35 to 90% off your book cost. Don’t believe me? Let’s check the facts.

Campus Book Rental price for Western Civilization Vol. 1– 33.59 USD
Amazon Price for Western Civilization Vol. 1, New- 93.81 USD
Savings – 60.22 USD
My first question was ” How is the quality of the books?” After searching through their site it wasn’t long until I found my answer:

All textbooks are in an acceptable used, like new or new condition. We strive to provide you with high quality textbooks similar to new and used books in your school bookstore. After all, we’d like to rent the book to someone else once you’re done with it, so it’s in our interest to provide quality textbook.

Then I wanted to know what would happen if Roxy dropped a class and needed to return the book? Would we be out of a rental fee? I hate to waste money so this was a very important question. Again, after searching the site I found the answer quickly and easily:

We offer 30 day worry free guarantee. If you drop your class or change your mind for any reason, return your book within 30 days of your order date for a full refund.

That almost sold me but one more question, What happens if she needs to keep the book because god forbid she fails a class. Again, I found the answer easily:

Our rental periods should provide ample time for you to complete your classes, but if you find yourself needing to extend your rental period or re-rent the book altogether, simply access your account, select the book or books you wish to extend or re-rent, and you will be led to several options prior to checkout. You can extend 15 or 30 days, or re-rent the book all together at a stellar discount.

Also if Roxy decides to keep a book she will have the option to purchase the book at a discount. How could you go wrong? It is tougher and more expensive to send a child to college today than ever and it is just going to get worse. We as parents need to figure out ways to cut cost because lets face it, those little college funds are not going to do it. I know for a fact when the time comes we will be using Campus Book Rentals for Roxy’s books. They provide free shipping, she can highlight the books, and they have flexible renting periods.
If you would like to learn more you can watch this funny video that explains the program: FAQ’s :

As if that is not enough to convince you, Campus Book Rentals donates a portion of every text-book rental to Operation Smile, how amazing is that! Also, they set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships to be distributed to students in communities just like ours. That’s a lot of books, and  they hope to touch a lot of students who could use a hand.

Campus Book Rentals is definitely the best choice for all your text-book needs!

Till We Dish Again,

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Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.

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