Book Rental Program FAQ Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies
The Rosemont Bookstore will provide all of your required books and course materials for rental at $25 per credit hour. The program provides a fixed charge of $25 for each credit hour for which a student is registered. That means for a typical 3-credit course, students will pay a fixed rate of $75 for the rental of all required books and course materials for that course.
Art supplies that are used from year to year are not included. However, these supplies are sold at cost in the Bookstore to minimize your expenses.
Absolutely! These single use codes drive up your textbook expenses and we include these in the $25 per credit fee.
By offering a fixed fee, your prices are constant. An average student will save approx. 35% per year.
All students of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies will be automatically enrolled in the College’s book and course material rental program.
Students of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies who do not wish to participate in the flat-rate rental program of the Rosemont College bookstore must opt-out of the program prior to the drop/add date of each semester/session by submitting the form located at https://rosemontcollegepa.wufoo.com/forms/bookstore-flat-pricing-optout/ . Students will receive a confirmation email after completing the opt-out form. The form is also available on the Student Services tab of the iWay.
If the student does not opt out of the textbook program, their student account will be charged the textbook fee at the end of each add/drop period for the semester/session. The option to opt-out is for an entire semester/session, not per class.
Yes! If you qualify for financial aid it can go toward this fee, in the same way it pays for any other course fee.
Yes, this will be a part of your tuition and fees. So it can be rolled into your payment plan.
You will need to return the textbooks before you are officially able to drop the class. The Bookstore will let the registrar know once the materials are returned so that the drop can be made.
If your course does not require any books, you will not be charged a fee for that course.
You can! You can pay the difference for the cost of the book. For example, if the book cost $100, your $75 rental fee will be applied toward that cost and you will pay an additional $25 to keep the book.
You will be required to pay for any books you do not return. The cost for a lost book is the same as the buyout fee.
Textbooks not returned by the due date are fined $10.00 per book. Note: Unresolved textbook fees must be paid to the campus bookstore before you can register for a subsequent semester/session.
The books must be usable again. Highlighting is fine. Damaged, waterlogged, illegible books are not.
Yes, if the publisher offers them.
We will still provide accommodations through the Office of the Dean of Students.
There are no surprises. Your books will be automatically delivered to the Bookstore one week before classes, and you will be prepared for the first day of class without having to worry about getting your books. If you take your courses online or off-site, you'll indicate this on the bookstore's website (coming soon) and your books will be shipped to you free of charge in time for your first class.
The bookstore gets daily reports so the change will be noted, new books shipped and you will have them within two business days at the Bookstore.
Simply return the books to the Bookstore or ship them back.