The University of Cincinnati Bookstores Announces Rent-A-Text Program to Provide Students with an Affordable Alternative to Rising Education Costs

UC Bookstores rental program launched fall 2010 and offers savings of 50% or more

Rent-A-Text offers students a rental option on textbooks – savings that represent 50% or more off the price of new textbooks.

The University of Cincinnati’s textbook rental program:

•    Is available to students in store and online with in store pick up.
•    Allows students to choose a preferred form of payment, including financial aid and campus cards.
•    Allows students the freedom to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework.

Rent-A-Text is offered through the University of Cincinnati’s ongoing partnership with Follett Higher Education Group.  The program is based on Follett’s comprehensive pilot program that saved students nearly $2 million on their course materials in just one semester at seven schools.  More than 90% of students surveyed who rented textbooks expressed satisfaction with the pilot program.

Linda Gindele
University of Cincinnati Bookstores