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UTSA's new rent-a-text program helps students save up to 50 percent
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Mon, Aug 23, 2010

(Aug. 23, 2010)--UTSA now offers textbook rental at the bookstores on the Main and Downtown campuses. The Rent-A-Text service offers students 50 percent or more off the price of purchasing new textbooks. The program is available for approximately one-third of titles at UTSA and will grow with faculty involvement.A program with bookstore operator Follett Higher Education Group, Rent-A-Text is based on Follett's pilot program with seven schools across the country including the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington. In the first semester, students saved nearly $2 million and more than 90...

Many scams against college students are hatched online, experts say
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Mon, Aug 23, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas Phil Banker said he 'freaked out' when he saw his bank account balance after buying a $100 cell phone with his debit card. The receipt showed that $1,919 was missing from his checking account.The money was spent in the Baltimore area a place he had never visited.Banker, then a University of North Texas senior, called Wells Fargo Bank, the company that issued his debit card. He suspects that his debit card information was stolen after he bought a textbook over the Internet in February 2008 from a company he didn't completely trust.'They were selling this textbook at a radical discount from...

Tips for New Students Getting Adjusted to College
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Mon, Aug 23, 2010

Carl Whitaker Looks like it's that time of year again. Parents have dreaded the day for 18 years, whether it be because the money they're about to spend, or the fact they're letting one of their own fly out of the nest. The children on the other hand, have looked forward to this day for 18 years. No longer are the kids high schoolers, but instead they're now college students who are about to start an exciting new chapter in their life.A long, hectic, and tiresome move in day commences, and after final goodes are said (after a the waterworks stop temporarily), there the student is. For what is likely the first time in their life,...

Some college freshmen learning tough lesson: meningitis shot required
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Thu, Aug 19, 2010

Fall classes haven't even started, and some incoming college freshmen are already procrastinating on some prep work required by a new state law. Also Online The law, which went into effect for this school year, requires a meningitis vaccination for new college students living in an on-campus dorm or apartment. Don't have the shot? Can't move in until you do. And if you've gotten the shot less than 10 days before you're due to move in, then you still have hurdles to face. It's becoming apparent that a small percentage of students at the University of North Texas, Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist...

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Meningitis vaccination
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Thu, Aug 12, 2010
Today is the deadline to get the state-mandated meningococcal vaccination in time to move into dorms at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman?s University. The Denton County Health Department, 535 S. Loop 288, offers the vaccination for about $20. The UNT Student Health Center charges $25 for students with UNT Student Health Insurance. For students without such insurance, the cost is $116. For more information, call the health department at 940-349-2900.