Monday, August 23, 2010

UIS offers textbook rental program

College is now more affordable than ever at University of Illinois Springfield. A new program that allows students to rent their textbooks, instead of buying them, is saving students big bucks this year.

For years Arianna Adams has had to buy her books either at the campus bookstore or online.

"My first year I spent about $500," said Adams.

A lot of money for someone paying for college out of their own pocket. She's thrilled UIS is starting at textbook rental program this year.

The textbook rental program is just another way UIS officials are making education more affordable for students.

The Rent-A-Text program was featured in a August 20, 2010, report by WICS-TV 20.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website