Going to nursing school can be very expensive. One of the most expensive portions of any college education will be textbooks. This is true for almost every college course, not just nursing. This is one reason there is a booming trade in used textbooks. Students are able to sell their textbooks back to the school or to incoming students.
Some students may choose or find that they must buy their textbooks new due to changing information. This cost can be offset by selling the books later or by applying for a grant. Most grants offer enough money to pay for a course and books or other supplies.