Amidst rising higher education costs and student loan debt, college students across the country set a new record for saving this fall. Follett Higher Education Group announced students have saved $1 billion in the past three years on textbooks, the second largest out-of-pocket expense after room and board. Students have saved through the company's popular Rent-A-Text, Used, Buyback and Digital programs.
"As the cost of higher education continues to rise, providing access to affordable course materials is critical," said Tom Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. "Saving students more than $1 billion demonstrates our commitment to providing more affordable, convenient options that give students access to the materials they need to succeed in the classroom."