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New Program Can Save UTEP Students Money On Text Books

POSTED: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:42pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 6:29pm

UTEP students may strike gold this coming semester at the University Bookstore.

The bookstore will offer a textbook rental program for the first time in school history. The program will include about 30% of the store's stock and will allow miners to save at least half on their textbook cost for the semester.

"The student will get the books now...between now and the beginning of classes and they will retain their books throughout the semester and they will return them week after finals," explained Fernando Padula, with University Bookstore.

Padula encourages students to begin the process by logging onto rent-a-text-dot.com.

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BTW the website is http://rent-a-text.com

This program is okay depending on how you look at it. Without the program you buy the book at $100 and at the end of semester you sell it back for $50. With the program you pay $50 for the book and when you return it you don't get a refund. So its either save money now or get money back at the end. Either way more then likely it will come out the same.

P.S.-Becareful of the fine print is all i will say. Credit card on file? Fees?

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