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Posted Friday, May 29, 2015, at 12:15 p.m..
To help ease the ever increasing cost of attending college, campus bookstores are now offering the option of renting textbooks. Bookstores are working hard with instructors and textbook publishers to provide as many rental titles as possible to students.
Students can anticipate saving, on average, 50% or more versus the cost of purchasing a new textbook.
At the time of purchase, students will be charged the rental price for the book. After that, the student's credit card will only be charged if the student does not bring the books back by the return date.
After registration and payment for courses, students can rent a textbook by:
Students can also check for the rental option on efollett.com by locating the "rent-a-text" button on the specific textbook page. Students will still be required to rent the book in person at the bookstore.
Within the first two weeks of class students will have the option of converting their rental into a standard purchase. Students will receive a refund of the rental fee and be charged regular retail price based on whether the book was new or used when it was rented.
Students should return textbooks to their campus bookstore by the return date indicated on their receipt. Textbook return policies will be observed.
Textbook rentals not returned by the return date on the receipt will be charged a non-return fee plus a processing fee. At that point, the textbook belongs to the student who can then choose to keep the book or sell it back during buy back.
Rental refunds will be allowed during the normal refund period. The regular refund rules will still apply: the book needs to be in the same condition as it was when it was rented and the student must provide a copy of their purchase receipt.
Trinity River Campus
Updated April 29, 2014