The transition from high school life to college life can be incredibly exciting, but it can also be a little daunting, for the student and for the parents. Distance, schedule, class structure and learning style are all aspects that are likely to be different than what has been experienced in high school. Cost is another area that is different.
In high school, your textbooks are lent to you for free, whereas in college, you are expected to buy them even though you will only need them for the duration of the class. With all the other new expenses that college brings, buying books as well is a bit extreme.
Thankfully, there is a better way. You can rent your books from CampusBookRentals.com and save a great deal of money(40-90% off retail). With flexible renting periods you can choose the length of time you'd like to rent the book and pay only for the time you want. Shipping is free both ways and you can even highlight the books just as it was your own.
As an extra incentive, Campus Book Rentals makes a donation to Operation Smile for every book rented. I think that is pretty amazing, save money and help save someone's smile at the same time.
And if this is not your first year in college and you have already purchased books, your are in luck as well. With RentBack you can rent out the textbooks you don't need to other students. You could end up making 2-4 times more than what you'd get from buyback options.
*Although this is a sponsored post on behalf of Campus Book Rentals, all opinions are 100% my own*