[caption id="attachment_56032" align="alignleft" width="150"] Some college students go without required textbooks.[/caption]

Students are saving money on textbooks because of a program that puts more college course material online, according to University of Oklahoma officials.

The first year of the Textbook Alternatives Initiatives has saved students about 25 percent of the typical $1,400 yearly cost of textbooks, according to OU President David Boren's office, a cost that Vice Provost Kyle Harper said is often too high.

"The price of textbooks in many cases is absurd, and the value added by new editions and other ways that...

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