Most campuses sell or rent used textbooks. Check local Craigslist or campus bulletin boards, or online sites like BigWords.com or CampusBooks.com. If you have an e-reader, buying digital textbooks can be far cheaper than a new hardback.
Packing for college is all about what you can cram into a dorm room for life away from home. Here’s what Kiplinger’s financial magazine suggests students can live without.