MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new initiative at Bethel Univesity is working to reduce student costs by ditching textbooks.
Funded by a two-year Strategic Growth Award grant from the Bethel University Foundation, the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative eliminates expensive textbooks and replaces them with free online resources.READ MORE: One World Surgery: Twin Cities Surgeon-And-Nurse Duo Create World-Class Medical Center In Honduras
The school currently has a few programs that are completely zero cost and others that are reduced cost.READ MORE: Many Restaurant Job Applicants Aren't Showing Up For Interviews
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of college textbooks increased by 88% from 2006 to 2016.
Bethel University estimates the initiative will save students approximately $1,300 per year in textbook costs.MORE NEWS: Memphis Man Killed By Semi In St. Paul While Walking On Highway 52
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