CCCCity Colleges of Chicago students will soon have significantly expanded access to a wide array of affordable textbook options, thanks to a new contract with Akademos approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees.  

 
Due to improved discounts and greater access to used books, eBooks, and textbook rentals, City Colleges estimates that its students will collectively save up to $4 million annually compared to current textbook vendor arrangements. Akademos was deemed most responsive overall on issues of cost and student service.  
 
“Textbook prices have exploded during the last thirty years, rising faster than tuition and healthcare rates,” Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said. “With this new contract, we will bring significant relief to students in the form of new and more affordable textbook options and ensure City Colleges continues to offer one of the best educational values in the region.”  
 
Through the new contract with Akademos, for the first time, students will be able to order books through a 24/7 online bookstore and marketplace in their preferred format—eBook, new, used, or rental—and apply financial aid and/or vouchers to complete the purchase electronically. The new system will launch on April 4, 2014, the first day of registration for the summer term.   

City Colleges of Chicago students will soon have significantly expanded access to a wide array of affordable textbook options, thanks to a new contract with Akademos approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees.

Due to improved discounts and greater access to used books, eBooks, and textbook rentals, City Colleges estimates that its students will collectively save up to $4 million annually compared to current textbook vendor arrangements. Akademos was deemed most responsive overall on issues of cost and student service.

“Textbook prices have exploded during the last thirty years, rising faster than tuition and healthcare rates,” Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said. “With this new contract, we will bring significant relief to students in the form of new and more affordable textbook options and ensure City Colleges continues to offer one of the best educational values in the region.”

Through the new contract with Akademos, for the first time, students will be able to order books through a 24/7 online bookstore and marketplace in their preferred format—eBook, new, used, or rental—and apply financial aid and/or vouchers to complete the purchase electronically. The new system will launch on April 4, 2014, the first day of registration for the summer term.    Read More….