How to Buy College Textbooks
This is the sixth in a series of posts that college finance expert, Laurie Peltier, is writing about her own experience going through the college application and enrollment processes with her kids. Her previous posts focused on how to stay organized during the college search and final decision-making processes, getting to know your school, the Federal Work Study program and the Army ROTC Scholarship. Here, she discusses the various ways students can buy books and save money at the same time.
One of my most vivid memories from my college days is standing in a long corridor among hundreds of other college students, my class schedule in one hand and a blank check from my parents in the other, waiting patiently to get to the front of the line. I think I remember buying my college textbooks so clearly because it was such a long, boring, and expensive process. Luckily today it doesn’t have to be that way!