Purdue teams up with Amazon to lower textbook cost

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

PURDUE UNIVERSITY--- Purdue University is teaming up with Amazon to save students money.

The deal would allow students to purchase lower-cost textbooks and other college essentials online rather than standing in line at the student bookstore.

It could save the student body up to 30 percent, or around $6 million a year.

"Well the average student here has been spending, spends about $1,200 a year on textbooks," said Purdue President, Mitch Daniels. "So take 30 percent of that, and a higher percentage if a student opts for a used book which are freely available on Amazon and you've got more money you know it all adds up."

The deal is the first of its kind in the country.

Purdue students will return to campus soon, classes start on August 25.

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