Murfreesboro, TN, August 14, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Students at Middle Tennessee State University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga State, Tennessee State University, Knoxville College, Motlow State Community College and the University of Tennessee Knoxville now have the option of renting their textbooks.
Mybookhead.com is now available at each of these universities off campus bookstore. Mybookhead.com allows college students to rent their textbooks from participating bookstores for as low as 5% of the retail cost. The goal of the web site is to help the 65% of students that do not buy all of their textbooks (source NACS).
“We at mybookhead.com are trying to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. We are giving the students an option when getting their textbooks for class and also allowing bookstores to reach the 65% of students that do not purchase their books”, says Ron Akins co-founder of mybookhead.com.
The national average tuition for a four year public university in 2007-2008 was $6,125, that’s up 6.6 percent from 2006-2007 (source: collegeboard.com). And it is estimated that tuition will rise again in 2008-2009. Mybookhead.com gives students a break from the financial burden of buying textbooks and allows them to rent their books when needed.
“We created mybookhead.com after graduating college ourselves. We understand that money is tight for most college students and feel that a service like this has been long over due. So we took it upon ourselves to create a system that helps students get their books at a reasonable price”, states Stephen Watkins co-founder.
Students should go to their local off campus bookstore and ask about renting their textbooks. Your bookstore understands what you’re going through, that’s why they are allowing you to rent.