The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announced that their open textbooks program has saved students more than $214,000 per semester.

Their program provides $1,000 mini-grants to faculty members to switch their classes to open educational resources. They have awarded 10 grants so far, with plans to award 31 additional grants over the next two years.

From their announcement:

When Dr. Heather Helms, associate professor of human development and family studies, announced to her class of 230 students that they were swapping their $200 textbook for free, online materials last spring, she was met with loud cheers and a round of applause.