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$1,404,712 Amount raised
7,359 Gifts received

Open Educational Resources and Affordable Textbook Fund

Textbook costs significantly increase the financial burden on college students. No student should feel the need to drop out of classes because they can’t afford the required materials. Through the Open Educational Resource and Affordable Textbook Program, the MSU Libraries offer students enrolled in many courses with costly textbooks a way to read those books without buying them. Since its beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, the Libraries’ OER program has saved students an estimated $4 million and impacted over 30,000 students.

Give to MSU Libraries and help provide MSU students with access to the textbooks they need to excel in every semester.

The Open Educational Resource and Affordable Textbook Program was created to provide textbooks and other educational materials to reduce student costs. These resources include textbooks, videos, course modules, homework assignments, digital resources and more. The average cost of materials per course is $70, and we don’t want undergraduates to have to choose between passing a course and getting enough food to eat. Your support of this program will help students succeed.

Each gift matters. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to purchasing or creating materials that students can access for study through MSU Libraries.

171 Funded

$3,000 Goal

5,155 Amount raised

38 Gifts received

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000.00

Donor Honor Roll

1x Gift Matched 2x Gift Matched x2 3x Gift Matched x3 4x Gift Matched x4

  • Nancy Abish
    $15.00
  • David Justin
    $100.00
  • J. Marie Seddon
    $25.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Gregory Grajek
    $150.00
  • Susan Gumpper
    $250.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Alfreda S Fields
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $20.00
  • Irene Bagby
    $100.00
  • Patrick Kowaleski
    $25.00
  • Patricia Chavez-Wilson
    $50.00
  • Mary Schueller
    $100.00
  • Densie Heppler Balkum
    $100.00
  • Stephen Cheaney
    $25.00
  • Jayne Collins
    $100.00
  • Regina Gong
    $50.00
  • Joanne Wood
    $250.00
  • Scott Pagel
    $1,000.00
  • Elizabeth Wheeler
    $50.00
  • Judith Green
    $200.00
  • Kathryn Reed
    $50.00
  • Joanne Przeslawski
    $50.00
  • Stacey Mattson
    $25.00
  • Rick Stoddart
    $50.00
  • Heidi Schroeder
    $100.00
  • Beverly Burns
    $250.00
  • Carole Armstrong
    $250.00
  • Anne Swan
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $20.00
  • Anonymous
    $50.00
  • Caitlyn Perry Dial
    $500.00
  • Bradley Putney
    $50.00
  • Molly Ziske
    $50.00
  • Julie Taylor
    $50.00
  • Danielle McNally
    $500.00
  • Laura Anders
    $175.00
  • Patricia Thunell
    $100.00