ISU opens new program to lower cost of books

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Another Indiana university is trying to help students deal with the skyrocketing cost of text books.

In the past ten years, the cost of school books has gone up 82 percent. Students shell out an average of $1,200 a year on books alone.

Now Indiana State University is offering a program to help bring that price down. They're offering $3,000 a year to faculty to ditch expensive books for free online resources.

Eight hundred students have used the program and they saved a total of $90,000.