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HSU participates in Openstax, creating affordable textbook options

ARCATA - It's something all college students wish for, textbooks that cost less and at HSU, that's becoming a reality.

HSU is one of 13 California State Universities participating in the nationwide, Openstax textbook initiative. The initiative will increase awareness of open educational resource textbooks and give students more options.

Openstax is providing free textbooks to college libraries and online with over 1.3 million dollars in funding from Gary Michelson’s 20 Million Minds Foundation.

 “Well I have to be frugal with the money that I do have, since I only have a certain amount of money to buy books, feed myself, and to pay rent. So it's really nice to have something that's free and something that's available for me,“ said, Jose Zepeda, Openstax user at HSU.