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Odessa College receives funding to give free books to students

Odessa College (Source: KWES) Odessa College (Source: KWES)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Odessa College announced it is now one of only 38 schools in the nation with the ability to offer free books to certain students.

The Open Educational Resources granted Odessa College with $100,000 over three years to help give free books to students.

The free books will only be for certain courses but the college said it hopes to soon be able to offer full degree programs where students won't need to purchase books.

They say they are already a few classes that have begun using the free books.

"We're looking at phases. We've got some classes that were either already seeing them use open educational resources or are very close to being able to do that. So some of those will be happening this fall. I couldn't tell you exactly which ones right now but a subsection," said Dr. Eric Yeager, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Odessa College.

Right now, Odessa College offers a psychology degree using these resources and only plans to expand those offerings in the future.

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