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Textbook Affordability

Try some ways to make your learning more affordable:

  • Speak with your professor about submitting their textbook orders to the campus bookstore by the deadline.
  • Comparison shop using ISBN before buying textbooks.
  • Check online retailers for new and used books (but make sure sellers are reliable and that you purchasing the correct version of the textbook).
  • Ask the instructor if it is possible to purchase an earlier, less expensive edition of the textbook.
  • Ask about Textbook Rental at the campus bookstore.
  • Get involved with affordable textbooks campaigns at CalPIRG.

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Last Updated September 12, 2014
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