College Costs

The College Bookstore Is Not Your Only Option

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: July 30th, 2014

As parents, we have the natural tendency to encourage our kids to take us with them to the bookstore. I suggest you think again. The price tags at the bookstore are big. Your child’s college may not give you this information but we are.

Let your kids do their homework. Find out what the buy back policy is at the college bookstore. There are other alternatives these days. They can find out which textbooks are needed and order them on-line. The savings are astronomical. Today, on-line savings cannot be ignored. Kids can order used books or rent books and then return them free of charge. Don’t pass up this opportunity.

One great source we found for textbooks is a great alternative to the expense of buying all new books.

CampusBookRentals.com rents textbooks to college students across the nation saving them hundreds of dollars every semester. With customers on more than 5,570 college campuses in all 50 states, you can be sure that CampusBookRentals.com gives its customers just what they’re looking for. Their site is very clean, navigable, and user friendly. Their customer service is second to none. Click on the link to the right to get to their website.

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College IS Worth It!

Author: Uncool Parent Posted: October 28th, 2012

It seems to me that every other article about college today is about whether it’s worth the investment. The author will do some kind of complicated math equation (anything past multiplication can be complicated to me) and come up with the answer. And it’s often no. They might look at the cost of four years at the most expensive private school in the country and the amount of debt that a kid could possibly accumulate and then compare it to the average salary that a kid could possibly make at a first job…if, of course, they could find that job.  And then they conclude that your kid should live at home and go to community college.

AND I FIND MYSELF SCREAMING NOOOOOOOOOO.  YOU’RE MISSING THE POINT!
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Student Loan Relief: The Time has Come!

Author: Robert H. Solomon Posted: September 2nd, 2012

One of the greatest national problems and disgraces is the student loan dilemma. Student loans have now topped $1.1 trillion! With no end in sight to the spiraling cost of education and the continuing economic recession, aspiring college graduates and their parents continue to take on debt. Many students facing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt are entering the worst job market in a generation. The situation is scarcely better, and probably worse, for newly minted professionals (especially doctors and lawyers) who have compounded their undergraduate debt with graduate school debt. With no job or jobs that fail to meet expectations, the cost of these degrees now bear no relationship to the financial benefit.

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