Students with excess financial funds after their tuition and fees have been paid can use their remaining funds in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore during designated time periods.
Students are capped at $1,000 for fall, spring, and summer, provided funds remain, and $500 for the winter semester.
To check your available bookstore credit:
- Log into Self Service
- Navigate to “Student Finance” in the left sidebar
- Select “My Bookstore Available Funds”
Note: Your total available balance is listed under “Max Limit Available”. This message states that if you have financial aid funding available, after your tuition and fees have been covered by financial aid, you can use up to a maximum of $1,000 to cover the cost of your textbooks, supplies, laptops, and school spirit apparel. This message does not state you have $1,000 to spend. Always ensure you are looking at the correct term.
Bookstore Credit Opt Out
Students who are awarded but wish to opt out of the bookstore credit must submit a request to the financial aid office. Bookstore Credits are extended approximately one week prior to the start of the term to eligible students. This allows students to use a portion of their financial aid to purchase required books for registered courses before classes begin. The bookstore credit is not an additional financial aid award and the cost of books purchased will be deducted from any financial aid awards. The maximum authorized amount will be determined by the student’s eligibility not to exceed $1000 per term. If your financial aid awards do not cover the cost of Tuition, Fees, and Books, or if you become ineligible for financial aid, you will be responsible for payment of any remaining semester charges.