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 reducing textbook costs 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.