Textbook costs have traditionally represented a major expense for college students. In recent years, savvy consumers have cut these costs by buying used textbooks and older editions of textbooks online. Students have also used the Internet to sell their textbooks at semester's end for more than the college bookstore's buyback price.
Now, a third option, electronic textbook rental, advertises both cost savings and convenience. To learn about the potential cost savings of choosing e-textbook rental over other common options, read my Financial Edge article for Investopedia, Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money?