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St. Norbert College announces Rent-A-Text Program to provide students with an affordable alternative

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From St. Norbert College, June 18, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College announced it will begin offering textbook rental services at the St. Norbert College Bookstore this fall. Rent-A-Text will offer students a rental option on textbooks -- savings that represent, on average, 50 percent off the price of new textbooks.
"We are eager to launch Rent-A-Text because we are committed to providing students with affordable textbook choices," said St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel.

St. Norbert College's textbook rental program will:
- Be available to students in store and online with in store pick up
- Allow students to chose a preferred form of payment, including financial aid and campus cards - Allow students the freedom to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework
- Give students the choice to buy their textbook at the end of the term if they want to keep the book

Rent-A-Text will be offered through St. Norbert College's ongoing partnership with Follett Higher Education Group. The program is based on Follett's comprehensive pilot program that saved students nearly $2 million on their course materials in just one semester at seven schools. More than 90 percent of students surveyed who rented textbooks expressed satisfaction with the pilot program.

"We have been at the forefront of cost-savings programs for more than a century," said Thomas A. Christopher, President of Follett Higher Education Group. "Helping to reduce the costs of higher education is part of our mission and we look forward to working with St. Norbert College to deliver substantial textbook savings to students."
Follett's Rent-A-Text is expected to reach more than 400 campuses nationwide for the 2010 academic year. For more information, visit

St. Norbert College History:
The only Norbertine college in the world, St. Norbert is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college, devoted to the Norbertine traditions of community, prayer and service to others. Founded in 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings as a school to prepare men for the priesthood, St. Norbert College became coeducational in 1952. Today the residential campus serves approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students hailing from throughout the United States and more than 30 countries, and offers study abroad opportunities in 37 countries.

St. Norbert College is located on the banks of the Fox River in the residential community of De Pere, Wisconsin, neighboring Green Bay -- a metropolitan area of more than 200,000, rich in culture, business and opportunity. The academic excellence of the college is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges, Princeton Review'sBest Midwestern Colleges and the Templeton Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.

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