Textbooks, Waitlists and Meal Plans: Your Questions Answered

Students eating in Southside Dining. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Whether you are preparing to send your student to college for the first or fourth time this fall, it is normal to have questions about the transition. To help answer some of the most frequently asked questions, we have highlighted some trending topics below:

How will my student know which textbooks to buy, and where should he or she buy them?
Students can visit George Mason University’s bookstore online or in person in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax campus to find out what materials are required for each class. George Mason University’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore price matches Amazon.com, bn.com and local competitors to ensure your student gets the best deal on textbooks. For most materials, students have the option to rent or buy used or new textbooks. Renting or buying used versions usually help to cut costs. More information about textbook rentals can be found here. When purchasing or renting materials online, your student has the option to ship to his or her address, or arrange pick-up at the on-campus bookstore. More information about payment, shipping and delivery options can be found here.

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