You heard it from WICHE

You heard it from WICHE

Arezo_Amerzada, University of Nevada Reno senior
Arezo Amerzada
University of Nevada
Reno senior

“My big takeaway is that even with a modest state investment, OER can yield really high student cost savings, if it’s a good plan and if it’s implemented well.”

—Tanya Spilovoy, WCET director of open policy, on a state auditor’s report that showed North Dakota students saved over $1 million on textbooks after the state spent $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. 

“This is the perfect balance for me. I was able to get distance from home, but be close enough where a drive back home was doable, and save a ton of money.”

—University of Nevada Reno senior Arezo Amerzada, who saves thousands annually on tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange, as detailed in this EdSource feature on WUE in California. Unlike “almost all her friends who stayed in California,” Amerzada is set to graduate this spring on time, four years after she started.