Illinois Central College expects to rent more than 8,000 textbooks for Fall semester. That's nearly twice as many as last semester.
On average, ICC said students who rent save more than $100 per semester. School administrators say decreases in financial aid has hurt enrollment, but this is one way to help out.
"Students come to us for a quality education, but they also come to us because we're affordable. So the other elements that we have to maintain is the affordability of textbooks," said Bruce Buddy, executive vice president of finance administration.
ICC said its working with teachers and publishing companies to ensure better rates for rented books.