The average college student will spend $1,200 per year on textbooks. That’s not to mention the fact that prices on textbooks continue to rise. They have risen 889% over the last 30 years, outpacing inflation and even the rising cost of tuition. So what’s a student to do? Some students rent their textbooks directly from the publishers such as McGraw-Hill Education and others save money by using textbook rental sites. The College Investor reviews some of the most popular textbook rental websites and also looks at the pros and cons of renting textbooks.