Macmillan Learning and indiCo Join Forces to Provide College Students with More Affordable Course Materials

Providing students with affordable options for education is a moral imperative for all of us. We’re pleased to launch this program with indiCo to provide students with the materials necessary to be more successful. -Macmillan Learning CEO, Ken Michaels

Macmillan Learning, a premier educational content and solutions company, and indiCo, a collaborative of independent campus stores, today announced a new consignment rental partnership to provide more college students with lower-cost course materials. Beginning with the fall term, the new partnership will allow independent campus stores to offer their students the cost-saving option of renting select Macmillan Learning textbooks and digital tools. Students will benefit from some of the lowest rental prices in the market, reaching savings of up to 60% of the cost of purchasing a new textbook.

This new program exemplifies Macmillan Learning’s commitment to increase the inclusiveness and affordability of higher educational materials. “Providing students with affordable options for education is a moral imperative for all of us,” said Macmillan Learning CEO Ken Michaels. “Our mission is to improve lives through learning. To do that, we need to put students in the best possible position to maximize their learning with our resources, including the content and digital tools that will drive their success. We’re pleased to launch this program with indiCo to provide students with the materials necessary to be more successful.”

In addition to the cost savings, this rental program gives students the option to retain access to the content after the rental period. Students can upgrade and continue to access the content via ebook or loose-leaf format for substantially less than the cost retaining ownership under most existing rental programs, and significantly less than the cost of a printed textbook, often spending 80% less than the price of purchasing a new book.

A subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores, indiCo is a collaborative of campus stores committed to supporting affordability, student success and the academic missions of higher education institutions. “This new partnership with Macmillan is one of many indiCo initiatives that help…

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