Students wait in line at the Student Store. The ASUC Textbook Scholarship Program will provide awardees with $100 to $250 to pay for textbooks from the Cal Student Store.

Open source textbook bill passes state Legislature

A set of bills that would create an online library of free electronic textbooks was passed by the state Legislature last week — an effort aimed at alleviating the burden of rising textbook prices for students at California’s public postsecondary institutions.
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State Senate advances bills that would create free online textbook library

In an effort to address the surging costs of higher education for college students, the California State Senate passed two bills aimed at giving students free access to textbooks for popular lower division courses on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1052 would create the California Open Education Resources Council, which would oversee Read More…