Is there any information out there regarding this topic? I know open source textbooks seem to be becoming popular in some places, and there is now a good amount of free textbooks (legal textbooks, I mean) online. In particular, there's an entire page of free online math textbooks on the University of Georgia page. Meanwhile, my total cost for required textbooks this semester (combined with required access codes to homework) will be somewhere between $600 - $850, which is highway robbery of the highest degree. I'm wondering if there is some kind of trend towards dropping textbook prices or alternative ways to do this stuff. If not for me, at least for the sake of me avoiding going into debt over the cost of my future children's textbooks (which, at this rate, I expect to cost somewhere around the GDP of Switzerland). Before anyone mentions them, no, ebooks do not count. For one, they often have formatting errors in scientific/math/engineering textbooks, and two, on Amazon, it currently costs 115$ to rent the digital version of one of my textbooks this semester (they're not even pretending to be fair anymore at this point).