Cengage Unlimited: An Alternative to Expensive Textbook Prices

By Lorena Roberts on August 3, 2018

As college students across the country head back to campus, the thought of expensive textbook prices looms over all of our heads. It’s stressful enough that college tuition is increasing every year, but now more than ever, students are dreading handing over even more loan money to pay for the course materials they need in order to be successful. But according to a recent press release, there is finally an alternative to paying expensive textbook prices – an online subscription to educational materials, provided by Cengage.

The new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, can be purchased by students for only a semester ($119.99) or for an entire year ($179.99). Regardless of which subscription students purchase, access to thousands of educational resources will be at the touch of their fingertips.

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Are you looking for an alternative way to buy your textbooks without foregoing the purchase completely? Cengage Unlimited might be the best option for you! You’ll have access to thousands of digital products across 70 subjects and 675 courses—for one price, no matter how many Cengage materials you use. Additionally, if you use any Cengage learning platforms such as WebAssign, you will have the option of a print rental for $7.99 with free shipping.  Even after your subscription ends, you’ll have access to your course materials for one year for free! 

Cengage’s new subscription service is coming at a crucial time for today’s college students. 85% of students reported that their textbooks and course materials caused financial stress. Some students are even foregoing buying textbooks altogether, simply hoping that they won’t suffer academic consequences because of it.

“For too long, our industry has contributed to the lack of affordable access to higher learning.  Despite years of student and faculty complaints, the industry continued to push an outdated, traditional business model that didn’t put students first,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage.

“At Cengage, those days are over,” Hansen continued. “As a student-focused company, we have very deliberately embarked on a path to replace the industry’s century-old business model and offer students unlimited access to quality learning at an affordable price.  We believe Cengage Unlimited will smash barriers to access for students by using the simple approach they already embrace in their daily lives, including movies, music and even health care.”

It’s tough to find textbook alternatives. Some students opt to buy their textbooks off of former students, but oftentimes must settle for older versions. Other students buy their textbooks from used bookstores, but this can still be a financial burden. If you are looking for a way to save money this semester, look into Cengage Unlimited’s new option for a subscription-based online textbook solution! You won’t be disappointed.

Lorena graduated from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville last December with a BA in Honors Psychology. After some serious soul-searching, she's decided to pursue a Master's in teaching in order to teach middle school math! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Whippet mix, Gio, at the dog park and binge watching Netflix with endless cups of Hot Cocoa.

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