Albany, N.Y. - The state is making a push to lower the cost of higher education by providing free books.
The State University of New York has published it's first two open source books; because the books are "open," they can be accessed by anyone, world-wide.
"Open SUNY Textbooks will cut costs for our students while enhancing the quality of the textbooks used in some of SUNY's most popular electives and majors, while also allowing our faculty to reach a world-wide audience with their expert work," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. "This program is an exciting first-look into what Open SUNY will accomplish."
SUNY is looking to expand and provide more books as the program continues.