Rhonda McGinnis & Rachael Clark, WSU Libraries
Christine Powell & Ryan Thomas, WSU Financial Aid
College involves so many money-related questions? Answering them correctly can set you on the path to financial freedom. Answer them wrong and you can face financial hardships for years after graduation. The resources provided on this page can help you understand the financial challenges you face and provide suggestions and tools to help you Start Money Smart!
College students spend an average of $655 per year on textbooks. Use some of the tips and services provided below to save money every semester!
First and foremost--start early!!! There are 2 reasons for this.
As soon as you've registered for your classes, find out which books are listed as required and start hunting for savings!
Here are some websites with other tips to help you save money on your textbooks!
One of the best suggestions is to comparison shop for your textbooks! Here are several websites that will let to compare prices for your book at a bunch of different online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ABE Books.
NOTE: Be sure you know the
to make sure you get the right book assigned in your class.
Additional Note: The ISBN is good BUT be aware that there are different ISBNs for the Hardback, Paperback, and Electronic versions. Paperback and Electronic will usually be the cheaper options.
CNBC's Q & A Town Hall, April 15, 2021: Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU and a “Shark Tank” investor; Dr. Anthony Chan, Treasurer of the Skyhook Foundation founded by Kareem Abdul Jabbar; Lauryn Williams, CFP, founder of Worth Winning and three-time Olympic medalist, and Martin Cabrera, CEO and founder of Cabrera Capital Markets, provided the students with advice on credit, budgeting and saving, health care expenses and long-term financial success.
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