OSU Offers Free, Online Textbooks

Source KEZI CH 9

CORVALLIS, Ore. – College became a bit more affordable for students at Oregon State University. The school is now offering free, online textbooks.

The move is expected to save more than $100,000 in student spending per year.

The university is currently working alongside faculty from other institutions to adapt a biology textbook, saving each student more than $180.

With rising tuition costs, Open Oregon State Director Dianne Fisher believes offering free textbooks is the least they can do.

“As a land grant institution at Oregon State can create high quality course materials that address the learning outcomes for our students and we can do it at no cost to our students, ethically it only makes since,” Fisher said.

OSU hopes the initiative will also enhance graduation rates and increase flexibility.

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