Textbook Tuesday: Are You Ready For It?

Textbook Tuesday: Are You Ready For It?
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    The very same day that Barack Obama takes the oath of office to become the 44th president of these United States is the day that you should be thinking about your college textbook purchase.


Sure, enjoy the inauguration, but on that day you will have the opportunity to save on one big college expense, a financial drain that typically arrives at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Though SayCampusLife isn’t endorsing a business per se (we aren’t being compensated for sharing this news) we do understand that buying books can be a huge expense, one that is nearly impossible to avoid.

We remember the days when we shelled out hundreds of dollars at the college bookstore, feeling burned as we handed over a wad of cash or a credit card to buy our books. But, we’re also glad to learn that the private sector has come up with a very good alternative, textbook book rental, and that Chegg.com is a leader in this endeavor.

“Helping students avoid paying too much for their textbooks is what Chegg.com is all about,” said Osman Rashid, CEO of Chegg.com. “2008 was a great success. We look to 2009 with high expectations of saving students even more money. In the Spring 2009 semester, our services will save students over $25 million. That’s significant.”

January 20th is the date that many colleges will start their Spring semesters, one day after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the first day of Barack Obama’s presidency. Chegg is gearing up to begin helping students out as they take a look at their class syllabuses to learn which books they’ll need to have for the coming months.

“I pay for my education completely on my own,” said Debbie Fowler of San Bernadino Valley College. “Chegg.com is the only supplier of textbooks that fits within my budget and is environmentally friendly. I am so thankful that Chegg.com is here so I can be on top of my studies in an affordable way.”

Savings vary, but Chegg says that for those students who pay an average of $650 per semester for book purchases, they can save them 85% by renting these same books for the semester. When students order through Chegg, books are shipped to their address and includes prepaid return shipping.

Chegg touts textook rental as an environmentally responsible action as books are recycled and used by other students. The company also works with an environmental awareness group who plants a tree for each textbook rented through Chegg. To date, the company says that it has planted the equivalent of 750 acres of new trees.

Osman Rashid, CEO of Chegg.com concluded, “Determining ways to conserve money and reduce costs is a top priority in today’s economy. Now more than ever students are turning to Chegg.com for an affordable way to purchase their textbooks. Chegg.com provides a budget friendly way for textbook rental or purchasing.”

Adv. — Is your family experiencing a financial shortfall this academic year? Scholarships, grants, 529 money, and part time work may not be enough. Learn about private student loans by visiting SayStudent.com, your portal for college financial assistance. We have free tools for your download and updated information about current college financing requirements.


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