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Finding Cheap Textbooks at University

Finding Cheap Textbooks at University

Sometimes textbooks can be a budget death sentence for students, compulsory textbooks making it even tougher. Here are 3 handy tips that I use to get cheaper textbooks.

1. Student VIP

On studentVIP there are lots of different textbooks available for every course, as well as students selling textbooks at all different price ranges. There is also a handy list of retailers and their prices so you can compare the costs of second hand vs buying new. Usually students will be listing at a much cheaper price, and when you’re finished with your textbook you can list it there too to try and recoup some of the cost.  

2. UTS Financial Assistance Centre Co-Op book voucher program

If you are a local student struggling financially or from a low-SES background, you may be able to get financial support with textbooks. The Financial Assistance centre offers a Co-Op book voucher to help relieve the cost of buying textbooks. These vouchers can be accessed every semester.

The Financial Assistance Centre office is located in Building 1 Level 6, and if you ask, you can book to see a financial assistance counsellor, who can help assess your situation and help you in many other ways.