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Student Studying In United States Paying US$1000 ? US$1500 Per Semester Buying Education Materials

Author : Jessica Moorhill

In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend for students studying in the United States to have to pay US $1000, US $1500 or even more per semester on college textbooks and other education materials. For some state schools, that is almost 50% as much as their entire tuition for the semester! How did this happen and what can we do about it?
There are a lot of different reasons for the high costs of education materials in the United States, not the least of which is greed. When you have cornered the market on something, that allows you to pretty much charge as much as you want, right? Isn't that how a free economy works? The high costs of a college textbook are also based on the fact that generally, people do not chose to buy a textbook on their own for casual reading. College students are forced to buy them or risk failing their classes.
That's good news for the few publishers who put out college textbooks, but bad news for college students on a budget. Luckily, there are ways to find cheap textbooks. One option for students is to buy textbooks online. Well established, trustworthy sites like offer huge discounts on college textbooks.
Before you buy textbooks online, there are a few things you need to check out:
1. Only shop at trustworthy websites
2. Check to make sure that the book is new and not used
3. Ensure that the book is in the language you need
4. Check the website's privacy policy to make sure they won't share your contact info
5. Only buy from sites which offer secure payment options
6. Check the return policy of the website
Once you are confident that a website is safe and secure, also check their delivery options to make sure that your textbook will arrive in time for your first day of classes. Many sites, such as offer super fast shipping (usually within 5 days) on affordable textbooks.

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