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Oregon State makes some textbooks available for free

Oregon State University says it is increasing its efforts to make college more affordable for its students, particularly through the use of free, open access, online textbooks and other essential course materials. (SBG)

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University says it is increasing its efforts to make college more affordable for its students, particularly through the use of free, open access, online textbooks and other essential course materials.

“Oregon State is proactively developing and adapting open textbooks on students’ behalf because the cost savings are tremendous,” said Dianna Fisher, who coordinated the grant application effort as director of Open Oregon State.

“Research shows that textbook costs are a primary roadblock to degree completion. The more affordable we can make course materials, the more likely students are to graduate.”

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