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Economics 101: Rent That Text

By By Rita Savard, Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- Textbooks aren't cheap. But students returning to area colleges this fall could save hundreds of dollars by renting their books instead of buying.

The Middlesex Community College and UMass Lowell bookstores now allow students to rent select course texts for the semester, a less-expensive option that can save nearly half the cost of new books, and also offers a significant savings over used books.

Read more about renting textbooks.