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Open Educational Resources for Students: Other Ways to Save

Shop Around for Materials

Many classes will still require commercial textbooks and materials. Shop around at different retailors to ensure you get the best price. Look at renting a used copy instead of buying a new textbook.  Many companies offer convenient ways to ship and return rented textbooks.  Double check that you are getting the correct edition of the textbook. The best way to do this by using the nine digit ISBN number. Ex:  9781305867819

Buy the Student Version

In addition to textbooks, some courses may require different software programs or other materials. In many cases the student version will have all of the main features for a lower price.