(GivenUs.com) – Textbooks can be a major expense when planning your college budget. In fact, according to Vox, the cost of these books has risen sharply over the past decade. But there is some hope! This YouTuber shares some little-known secrets on how to score free and low-cost books.
Here’s how you can claim yours:
- Don’t buy ahead of time. You may get to class, only to find your instructor has changed course materials or is offering what you need in the form of handouts. Hold off and see if you actually need to buy all the books on your list before you start spending.
- Check out book rentals. You can get most books for a fraction of the price by renting them. Compare prices between your student store and larger retailers like Amazon.
- Try your library. You may be able to access the books you need for zero cost at your school’s library. Granted, you might have stricter time limits on some books, but you won’t be able to beat the price.
Paying for college doesn’t have to break the bank or cause your debt load to double. Utilizing free and low-cost book resources can help keep your financial goals in perspective and ease that heavy burden.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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