If you’ve ever been to college, you know that secondhand textbooks are a life (and wallet) saver. This is because for some reason, not only are college fees crazy expensive, but so are textbooks. Plus sometimes lecturers don’t always fully utilize them, meaning that there are some textbooks you’re required to own but are used a handful of times.
However, there is some good news on that front. If you’re a parent or someone starting or are in the midst of going to college, Pearson has announced a new subscription service called Pearson Plus. For those unfamiliar, Pearson is one of the biggest publishers when it comes to textbooks, and Pearson Plus basically lets college students pay a monthly subscription fee to gain access to textbooks.
There are various plans available, such as the $9.99 a month plan that lets you access one textbook at a time, or $14.99 a month for access to the entire library of textbooks. In addition to textbooks, the subscription will also unlock other features like study aids such as flashcards and annotations.
That being said, whether or not this will work out cheaper for you as a student will depend. If you’re lucky enough to get free hand-me-downs from a sibling or a friend, or are able to buy textbooks secondhand at dirt cheap prices, then maybe this isn’t for you.