All your books in one bundle.
Bearkat Bundle is our new all-encompassing, affordable textbook rental program that will provide students with all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and electronic book versions before the first day of class! The average student is estimated to save $150-200 on textbooks for a semester. All undergraduate students are automatically enrolled into this program for eligible courses.
$23.75 / credit hour
How It Works
Register for your classes
Upon registering for classes, students will be automatically enrolled into the program for eligible courses. Once you've successfully selected your classes, the bookstore will start preparing your order.
Verify your order
Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an order verification link to your university email to verify your order and select your delivery preference.
Receive your books
An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Blackboard.
The Bearkat Bundle program fee will be added to the charges shown on your SHSU Student Account. Just like other charges, it can be paid by financial aid or be paid for out of pocket. If you enroll in a payment plan, this charge will be included in the payment plan calculations. Supplies are not included in this program and will need to be purchased separately.
If you change courses, revisit the email link to verify changes and select your delivery method. Or, visit us in stores, bringing any course material no longer needed to exchange for new material.
Purchase Your Rental
The program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.
The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address. Books can be returned to the Bookstore on Campus.
You will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.
Failure to Return
The purchase price for your textbooks will be added to your SHSU Student Account.
Supplies that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kids, engineering kits or nursing kits.
Opt Out/Opt In
We encourage students to enjoy deeply discounted and guaranteed course material for the first day of class. We also understand this program may not meet the needs of every student. If you do not wish to participate in the Bearkat Bundle program, you will need to opt-out every semester. After opting-out, you can return to the screen to opt-in.
You may only opt-out of this program after your registration is complete. Your program status will be final after the 12th class day.Opt Out/Opt In