During the 2010-2011 school year the average student spent more than $1100 on textbooks and supplies for school according to the College Board, a non-profit that tracks educational statistics. Today, I learned about a new website to help students find cheaper college textbooks…Swoopthat.com
Check out this article about textbook costs and this new website that combines searches of all (most?) the major online textbook sites: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/89f7cc6e#/89f7cc6e/19
College costs are on the rise, everything is so expensive, education is unaffordable. I hear these phrases daily. The bottom line reality: it costs money to go to college. It’s worth the investment. It’s
especially worth the investment if you find a school that’s a great fit for you. But, there are no special “Labor Day sales” or “30% off coupons” or “free shipping” involved in paying for college.
However, sometimes you can get a deal on the accouterments of college. What do I mean by that? Well, some of the other necessary components of college life – laptops, dorm mattress sheets, cell phone plans (though, good luck finding a “deal” on one of those), dry erase boards – you can often find for less. But you have to know where to look. For textbooks, consider Swoopthat.com