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Enter Education-Portal.com's Free Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

Enter to win the chance to have Education-Portal.com pay for your textbooks for the next semester! Visit our Facebook page to win $1000 to cover rising textbook costs. Be sure to share this scholarship opportunity with your friends and increase your chances of winning our referral prize - an iPad!

Save on Textbook Costs

You can save on textbook costs by skipping your textbook and subscribing to Education Portal instead. Instead of buying expensive textbooks for each class, you can access resources for all of your classes for one low monthly fee.

Here's how it works:

  1. Select your course from our catalog of courses.
  2. Watch a fun and engaging video instead of reading a dry chapter from your textbook.
  3. Take a quick quiz to make sure you've learned the material.

Click here to explore our library and try it for free today.

How to Enter the Win Free Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

This scholarship is now closed. Click here to apply for the Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship.

1. Like the Education-Portal.com Facebook Page.

2. Fill out our brief survey to answer the question: What is the most creative way students can reduce textbook costs?

3. Share the scholarship with your regular friends, Facebook friends and Twitter followers. If you refer the most scholarship entrants, you will win an iPad!

It's that simple! The scholarship entry deadline is Friday, December 9. You must be over 18 and enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree program to be eligible to enter. The winner will be chosen by a scholarship selection committee based on the quality and originality of the responses to the Textbook Affordability Survey. Click here to read complete scholarship terms and conditions.

We're offering Free Textbooks for a Year a second time because we received so many responses from students indicating that high textbook costs were a major barrier to their education. Read about our previous winner Aundrea Bentley's struggle to find a way to manage the high textbook costs at her university. The next winner profile could be yours!

More Ways to Save Money on Textbooks

The team here at Education-Portal.com knows how difficult it can be for students to manage the rising cost of textbooks and we want to help! In addition to offering the Win Free Textbooks for a Year Scholarship, we've compiled a list of our favorite open textbook providers. These organizations are working tirelessly to lower the cost of textbooks and educational materials for students like you by providing high-quality open-source textbook alternatives. Check them out and encourage your instructors to adopt them!

  • College Open Textbooks: A great resource of free textbooks for college students, College Open Textbooks lists not only open textbook options, but helpful resources for students and educators who are considering switching to open books for the first time.
  • Open Course Library: Free and low-cost course materials for 42 of the most commonly-taken courses in the first two years of college.
  • Flat World Knowledge: Top-quality textbooks and supplemental materials available for free online or for in print for a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks.
  • Saylor.org: Founded on the belief that 'everyone, everywhere should have access to a college education,' the team at Saylor is working to create 200 online complete college courses free of charge.
  • Student PIRGS: Student PIRGs reports that the cost of college textbooks has risen at over four times the rate of inflation in the past four years and is leading the Textbook Rebellion to help students find lower cost alternatives.

Have questions about entering the Textbook Scholarship or know of a great open textbook resource we missed? Tweet us @educationportal.

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