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3 companies making college more affordable for employees and students alike

Rachel Sacks is a writer and editor in San Francisco, CA, where she also works to find deals and coupons for Goodshop as a content curator. Rachel writes about culture, music, health and other lifestyle topics. When she's not looking for...

Companies are taking soaring college tuition costs into their own hands

Whether you’re a first year student or a super senior coming back for a fifth term, school is officially back in season. College is often dubbed as the best four (or five, or six) years of your life and for good reason. Between meeting new people, opportunities to join new activities and (maybe) finding a career or path to travel, college is an exciting experience.

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Unfortunately due to rising tuition costs not everyone gets the chance to go to university or study something they’re passionate about. These companies are looking to change this though by offering tuition assistance to employees who are going through college programs or taking courses, or offer discounted textbook rentals and make a difference another way.

Campus Book Rentals

Every college student knows buying textbooks can be ridiculously expensive. Why pay hundreds of dollars for something you may not even use after the semester? So instead of falling prey to your campus bookstore “deals,” Campus Book Rentals offers students the affordable option of renting textbooks.

Each year Campus Book Rentals chooses a different cause to support for their make a difference project. They have supported everything from underprivileged elementary schools to most recently, Operation Smile, an organization which performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families are not able to afford such surgery.

Campus Book Rentals’ mission is guided by the question of how to make education more affordable. Not only do you save money (and even more so by using these Goodshop deals) but you can help even more students access affordable education by checking out their Facebook Coupons for Good page.

Home Depot

If you’re planning any home improvement projects or updates, be sure to check out the Home Depot. The go-to store for any fixer uppers, you can save money using Goodshop coupons and donate up to 2.5 percent of your spending to a favorite cause.

Beyond donating to a non-profit, the Home Depot also offers tuition reimbursement to salaried and hourly workers. The company will cover half of tuition costs, textbooks and registration fees for any level of education from an associate to a doctoral or technical degree. You can visit Home Depot’s Coupons for Good Facebook page for more information on their education initiatives.

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HP

HP provides college students everywhere with laptops, printers, ink and more technology tools they need to succeed. The company is constantly creating new products and technology to push innovation forward. Whether you’re a student who is always on-the-go or work best at a desk, you can find great deals on all the resources and items you need with Goodshop coupons.

For every purchase you make at HP, the company also makes a donation to a nonprofit or school of your choice and have donated almost $12 million. The K-12 HP Technology for Teaching grant initiative supports effective uses of technology in public schools, allowing any student the opportunity to learn about new topics and prepare them for success in college. You can find out more about HP’s grant programs and other education initiatives by visiting their Coupons for Good program page.

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