Students wanting to save money on the cost of graduation expenses should rent a graduation gown rather than purchasing one from a college bookstore or retail vendor. However, students should be careful to ensure that rentals are approved, as some schools allow only official regalia offered by approved vendors.
Students seeking to rent graduation gowns should comparison shop different available vendors, as rental prices for graduation gowns can vary widely, even for the same product. At some schools, rental costs for caps and gowns include fees that support alumni associations. Additionally, students must return the rented merchandise on time or face late fees or restocking fees.