Chapman Campus Stores provide affordable back-to-school options

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As Chapman University students prepare for the start of another academic year, the Chapman University...Read More ▶

As Chapman University students prepare for the start of another academic year, the Chapman University Campus Stores team is ready to support student success with a range of course material affordability options – including used books, text rental, digital content and price match.

As part of Follett’s network of more than 1,200 campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores, Chapman University Campus Stores offers the largest inventory of used books in the industry as well as Follett’s ever-growing text rental program. Students renting through the campus store can enjoy risk-free rental policies while saving up to 80 percent compared to purchasing new.

Follett’s rental program saved students nationwide more than $244 million during the 2016-2017 academic year. These savings were made possible through campus store managers’ efforts to drive rental adoptions with faculty, the expansion of Follett’s national rental library (more than 27,000 titles were added), and giving professors the options to make their adopted titles rentable locally or by campus.

For students interested in exploring digital options, Chapman University Campus Stores offers a wide range of digital learning technologies including Follett’s BryteWave digital textbook reader and study tool. Many digital titles provide anytime, anywhere access as well as varying discounts compared to purchasing new print materials.

“Chapman University Campus Stores is excited to help Chapman University students save big this year. Our goal is to ensure each student has affordable access to their needed materials,” said Brian Lacey, Chapman University Campus Stores manager. “We’re focused on driving down student costs by providing a variety of format options and offering our popular price match program.”

Per Chapman University Campus Stores’s price match program, if students find course materials that they purchased at the campus store advertised at a lower price from a qualifying competitor, they are eligible to receive the difference in price from the campus store. This guarantees students get their materials at the lowest cost possible and allows them to apply price match funds to supplies or other needed materials.

Chapman University Campus Stores is solely devoted to serving the Chapman University community– offering products and services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and the local Orange community both in-store and online via On campus, Chapman University Campus Stores is comprised of the University Bookstore at Bhathal Student Services Center and the Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum. Both stores are open Monday-Friday this summer and Sunday-Saturday during the first week of fall semester; check online for details. For more information on price match or the various ways to save on course materials, simply drop by the Chapman University Campus Stores or go to

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