I posted this on the Community Board, but I decided to cross post in case some of you never go over there. This is something I wish I had known two years ago when my DD was a freshman. It would have saved us some money! We didn't find out about it until her second semester and have been doing it ever since. Book Rentals!!! There are several sites that rent college textbooks, and it can save so much! If you are interested in learning more about it, let me know and I'll post the sites we use and all the details I know about it. Most colleges don't want you to know about it, so we didn't know anything until I read about it here on the DIS. Seriously, it is the way to go unless you know for certain that you are going to want to keep the book.