The average student spends nearly $800/year on books. While shopping at the campus bookstore may be the most convenient way to purchase your books, it is definitely not the most inexpensive. By following the tips below, we believe the average student could save about half of what he/she currently spends on textbooks. If an eighteen year old began to save an extra $400/year right away and began saving until retirement, this savings would be worth well over $900,000. Click on the links below to learn how to begin saving today.

  1. Student Tips for Shrinking your Textbook Bills. Click here to view tips from real college students who have worked to reduce their Textbook expenses.
  2. http://www.ehow.com/how_4667192_buy-cheap-college-books.html This is a great resource that explains how a student can save a lot of money by purchasing used books online.
  3. http://www.educatednation.com/2007/01/18/best-college-textbook-sites/ is a good site that contains a listing of sites where you can buy inexpensive textbooks online for less.
  4. http://www.youngmoney.com/lifestyles/campus_life/Find_free_textbooks?page=0 is a great site that explains how to get your textbooks for free.