How much will it cost?
Textbook Rental Program
SAU Tech has partnered with the SAU Tech Bookstore to offer an affordable option for textbooks. Most of our classes have books that are included in the Bookstore’s rental program. Renting textbooks is a more cost-effective method of accessing the books each student needs to be successful in their college courses. Specific programs such as Aviation, Nursing, and Cosmetology are excluded from the Rental Program.
Book rental costs are charged per credit hour for classes that require a book or access code. Charges are added to the student account when the student enrolls in the class.
Book rental charge -$25 per credit hour
Book refundable deposit- $8 per credit hour
Total per credit hour - $33 per credit hour
Example - A 3-hour class is charged $33 x 3 = $99 for the book on their Student Account. The deposit of $24 is refunded when the book is returned to the bookstore.
Steps to Renting Textbooks
SAU Tech students pay for their textbook rentals from Pell, scholarships, loans, or personal funds. Payment is made in the business office and the charges and payments are reflected on each student's account payment receipt. A hardcopy is available in the business office and can also be viewed electronically in mycollege under the campus connect tab. Students must be logged in to mycollege to access campus connect.
Step 1: Register for Classes
Step 2: Once students register for classes, they can physically pick-up their books from the SAU Tech bookstore in the Student Center starting two-weeks before classes begin. Students can also contact the bookstore at 870-574-4510 and request that their textbooks be mailed for a fee of $13.
You can learn more about our book rental program by contacting the SAU Tech Bookstore at 870-574-4510.
Opting out of the textbook rental program.
If a student wants to purchase their books, they may opt-out of the Rental program in mycollege under the campus connect tab. Students must be logged in to access campus connect. Once there, click on the registration tab. The opt-out option is for all books for the current semester and must be resubmitted each semester. The last day to opt-out of the program is the payment due date for the semester.