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Dealing with college textbook costs

Rochester, N.Y. -- This is a week of goodbyes for most families with college students.

After students move into their dorms, many of them head to the bookstore to get textbooks for class.

Books that can be pricey.

A report released this summer shows textbook prices have jumped 82-percent in the past decade.

But now, colleges are offering other options to help students save some cash.

SUNY Brockport first offered textbook rentals five years ago. This year, the college is offering students to rent new books, not just used.

At SUNY Brockport, almost 75-percent of students rent books.

A growing trend, however, shows many students are now buying or renting the electronic versions of textbooks they need.

Some students say that while its more expensive, they like having a physical book in their hands.

 
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