Troy, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2015 -- College textbooks are a large part of the cost of higher education, and a new GoFundMe campaign is setting up fund for a better/cheaper way to get a degree. With help from the campaign at http://www.gofundme.com/mis05g, college students can find discounts on course textbooks and materials.
The rising cost of materials and textbooks for college classes presents a real problem for students. These items are usually not covered by financial aid, grants or scholarships. Students may have trouble finding the right edition, copy or version they need. While students are sometimes able to sell back their textbooks, they may be unable to do so if the books have become outdated or a new edition is available.
The GoFundMe project will fund a website-based business where college students can find deep discounts on the materials and textbooks they need for their courses. With the average cost for a year at a public university now topping $22,826, and college textbooks costing 812 percent more than 30 years ago, it is easy to see why students struggle with these costs. In fact, many students admit that they have avoided purchases one or more required textbooks due to high prices.
About 20 percent of the price of a textbook sold in a college bookstore goes to store overhead while 75 percent goes to the publisher. By launching a new program to keep textbook costs low, prices can be deeply discounted, offering students a much cheaper way to purchase required materials. With help from this GoFundMe campaign, a new system can be created to give college students the help they need to pursue their educational goals.
About Brandon Kramer
Brandon Kramer is an entrepreneur who wants to help college students and their families manage the costs of education. With the help of a new GoFundMe campaign, Brandon Kramer is gathering funds to launch his new college textbook discount service that allows students to save significantly on their book and supply purchases.
Contact Person: Brandon Kramer
Address: 2 Clark Ave, Troy, NY 12180, USA