KNWA via NBC - Some private employers are stepping up to help finance a portion of the $563 billion, students will spend attending America's colleges and universities this year. Nearly 9 out of 10 companies are now matching some or all of what a student-employee puts into a college savings account, but there may be a catch.
"If you get your degree and then shortly after, you leave your employer, you might have to pay all that money back," said Kelli Grant, CNBC.
That's one way to offset the cost of college, but the expenses hitting students this week, are textbooks. They've become so expensive, a new online industry has been created.
"Students should never pay full price for textbooks, it's absurd that many of them do," said Peter Corrigan, CEO of The University Network.
Peter Corrigan founded The University Network, an online discount site for college students and has since added the "textbook save engine"
"That helps college students get the cheapest price on the textbook at any given time. 52:28 we are searching hundreds of different textbooks in an instant to find the cheapest price available for the college student." said Corrigan.
There are other sites like Chegg.com and CheapestTextbooks.com to keep from paying full retail, which parents as well as students will probably appreciate.
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