Cameron University Bookstore Announces Rent-A-Text Program

Cameron University students concerned about the high cost of purchasing textbooks for their classes will have a new option this fall when the Cameron University Bookstore launches its Rent-A-Text program. Rent-A-Text will offer students a rental option on textbooks – savings that represent 50 percent or more off the price of new textbooks. Students should be aware that not all textbooks are included in the Rent-A-Text program.

“We are eager to launch Rent-A-Text because we are committed to providing students with affordable textbook choices,” said Glen Pinkston, Vice President for Business and Finance. “Cameron is committed to providing a top quality education at an affordable cost, and this program is the latest in a series of initiatives that we have implemented to maintain that effort.”

Participation in Rent-A-Text is easy. Students must create an account at www.efollett.com, then go to the Cameron University Bookstore to determine which of their textbooks are eligible for the program. To create an account at www.efollett.com, click on “Your Account” on the top right of the screen. You can also access the Cameron University Bookstore website by choosing “Oklahoma” and then selecting “Cameron University” from the drop down menu.

The Cameron University Bookstore textbook rental program will:

  • Be available to students in store and online with in-store pick up
  • Allow students to choose a preferred form of payment, including the AggieOne card 
  • Allow students the freedom to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework
  • Give students the choice to  buy their textbook at the end of the term if they want to keep the book

Rent-A-Text will be offered through Cameron’s ongoing partnership with Follett Higher Education Group. The program is based on Follett’s comprehensive pilot program that saved students nearly $2 million on their course materials in just one semester at seven schools. More than 90 percent of students surveyed who rented textbooks expressed satisfaction with the pilot program 

“We have been at the forefront of cost-savings programs for more than a century,” said Thomas A. Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. “Helping to reduce the costs of higher education is part of our mission, and we look forward to working with Cameron University to deliver substantial textbook savings to students.” 

Follett’s Rent-A-Text is expected to reach more than 400 campuses nationwide for the 2010 academic year.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/rentatext.

Follett Higher Education Group of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the leading provider of bookstore services and the foremost supplier of used books in North America. Servicing five million students and more than 400,000 faculty members through more than 850 stores nationwide, Follett also services more than 1,600 independent campus stores with its wholesale services and has the most visited ecommerce collegiate website, efollett.com, that provides services and products through a network of more than 900 campus stores.

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July 16, 2010

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