Northwestern College Launches Online Bookstore to Reduce Student Textbook Costs

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Northwestern College partners with Akademos, an online bookstore provider focused on student success and affordable textbook options, to deliver low-cost materials to students.

We are excited to partner with Akademos to deliver a high-value online bookstore solution that will directly benefit our students.

Akademos, Inc., a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, announced today that Northwestern College has joined its list of partner schools. Northwestern College is a private, regionally accredited degree-granting institution with two campuses and an online program serving the greater Chicago area.

With Akademos’ personalized online bookstore and marketplace platform, Northwestern College students will have significantly expanded access to a broad selection of affordable textbook options. In addition, students may seamlessly apply financial aid to their course material purchases.

“At Northwestern College, our mission is to support a student-centered, professional learning community. We are excited to partner with Akademos to deliver a high-value online bookstore solution that will directly benefit our students,” said Gail Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Operations. “Beginning in Spring 2015, students can shop for books in the format of their choice— new, used, rental or eBook— and place orders anywhere, anytime, from any device through Northwestern College’s new online bookstore.”

“Akademos is committed to serving Northwestern College through forward-thinking solutions that will improve textbook affordability, support student success, and make the adoption of high-quality, low-cost materials more efficient for the campus community,” said Chief Executive Officer John Squires of Akademos. “That formula is a proven success with schools in the greater Chicago area: last semester, students in the City Colleges of Chicago system saved over $1.6 million on course materials. We believe that our approach will deliver positive results for Northwestern College as well; we’re excited to welcome them to our growing network of schools.”

To learn more about expanding affordable textbook options for students and our online bookstore services for educational institutions, visit the Akademos website. To see how the Akademos solution can work for your school, register today for a personalized 1:1 consultation.

About Northwestern College
With two branch campuses in the Chicagoland area in addition to NC Online, conveniently serving nearly 1,500 students, Northwestern College provides a solid, career-focused education in some of the fastest growing professions. In as few as one to two years, NC students can earn their certificate or degree and begin working in their chosen fields. For more information, visit http://www.nc.edu.

About Akademos
Akademos offers virtual bookstore services, eLearning solutions, and an innovative textbook marketplace to schools. Its comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service make Akademos a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. Students can choose from new, used, rental, and eBook options while schools can reduce costs and increase operating efficiency. Faculty can search, discover, and adopt new texts using the Akademos Textbook Adoption Tool at http://www.adoption.akademos.com. Akademos delivers the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more about Akademos' direct-to-students ecommerce platform at http://www.textbookx.com and its offerings to partner schools at http://www.akademos.com.

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