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Barnes & Noble College Welcomes Northwest Florida State College

October 08, 2012

Barnes & Noble College is proud to announce it has partnered with Northwest Florida State College to operate its Fort Walton Beach and Niceville campus stores. The eight-year contract will allow Barnes & Noble to bring its years of experience, resources, innovative technology and the widest selection of course material formats to the students and faculty of Northwest Florida State College.

The bookstores will sell textbooks, course materials, emblematic clothing, supplies, gifts, and sundries. In addition, a number of new and innovative services focused on delivering cost savings and convenience will be introduced to students. Under the terms of the contract, Northwest Florida State College students will now have access to:

  • In-store and online textbook rentals – Students will now have the option to rent textbooks either online or in the bookstore. Students opting for textbook rentals will save more than 50 percent over the cost of a new printed book and can pay for rental fees by using cash, credit, or student financial aid.
  • Rapidly expanding selection of eTextbooks – In addition to offering savings up to 60 percent over new printed books, Barnes & Noble’s revolutionary and free Nook Study™ application serves up eTextbooks in an engaging format that enhances the overall learning experience.
  • Generous cash-for-books program – Students with books faculty plan to reuse next semester will be eligible for a 50 percent cash payout, up to needed inventories.
  • Registration Integration – A user-friendly Registration Integration system allows students to reserve and order textbooks immediately after they register for courses online, automatically populating carts with the right books for the right class and making the purchasing process more convenient than ever.

New Store for Niceville campus

A new campus store is currently under construction and near completion on the Niceville campus. The new store, which is scheduled to open in early December, will feature a Starbucks Cafe and Tech Center as well as a vast selection of textbooks, general reading and reference books.

Educational Excellence in the Florida Panhandle

Located in the coastal heart of the Florida panhandle, Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. As part of Florida’s public system of 28 state and community colleges, NWF State College offers bachelor’s degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates.

In addition to a record of regional and national accolades, NWF State College offers state-of-the-art student computer labs, a top-rated sports complex and a full program of intercollegiate and intramural sports, an ROTC program, a child development center, and a criminal justice training center.

Northwest Florida State College is one of 34 higher educational institutions in the state of Florida that Barnes & Noble College manages, including St. Petersburg College, University of Central Florida and Florida International University.

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