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Amazon fined a college student $3,800 for returning a rented textbook 4 days late

The University of Delaware student Amelia SanFilippo told CBS she incurred the hefty fine on a $62.70 textbook she returned only four days late.

Bill and Melinda Gates said software is making school textbooks obsolete, and it could save college students thousands of dollars

Not only is technology making physical textbooks "a thing of the past," Bill and Melinda Gates wrote, but it's making education cheaper, too.

Rhode Island figured out how to eliminate the biggest way college students are ripped off

The state is starting an open educational resources effort among some colleges that'll save at least $5 million in textbook costs over the next five years.