And several other ways you can save money before you start studying
By Kim Clark; September 2, 2009
Posted by Alma Zhumagulova
As students return to college campuses, one of the biggest price shocks they face will be at the bookstore. Dozens of science, engineering, and business textbooks now list for more than $300 apiece. Students, professors, college officials, and entrepreneurs are fighting back against these rising textbook prices and are developing new ways to distribute textbooks free of charge without requiring students to violate copyright laws or download big files illegally from BitTorrent sites.
Even students whose professors continue to assign the big, expensive, traditional textbooks can still cut out several hundred dollars from the typical $700-to-$1,000-a-year bookstore bill by using new textbook rental services, reading books online, or just following tried-and-true techniques such as borrowing textbooks from libraries.
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