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Purchasing Books Using Financial Aid

Financial aid recipients may charge books to their aid.

The following stipulations apply to the process of book purchasing:

  • You must be enrolled in classes to charge or return books.
  • You must have financial aid funds available after tuition and fees are paid. If your only financial aid award is the Commonwealth Grant or Part-Time Assistance Program (PTAP) grant, you cannot charge books.
  • Try to make all of your purchases at one time.
  • If you're struggling to pay for textbooks, you may qualify for Follett Textbook Assistance. Visit this link, scroll to the bottom of the page and Create a New Account. Login and select the Follett Textbook Assistance application. Completing the application is not a guarantee of assistance.

It may take up to 24 business hours from the moment you enroll in classes until you can start charging books in the bookstore.

 

***Attention Financial Aid Students***

If you are in a Summer 2020 class that begins on or after May 18th, or if your Summer 2020 financial aid has not disbursed yet, you may have the opportunity to charge your books in the bookstore starting May 8th through June 12th.  After June 12th, no student will be allowed to charge any purchase in the bookstore to their financial aid. There are no exceptions to this rule, therefore, you must purchase all books/supplies by no later than June 12th if you plan to use financial aid in the bookstore. 

If you are in a Fall 2020 class that begins on or after August 24th, or if your Fall 2020 financial aid has not disbursed yet, you may have the opportunity to charge your books in the bookstore starting August 10th through October 27th.  After October 27th, no student will be allowed to charge any purchase in the bookstore to their financial aid. There are no exceptions to this rule, therefore, you must purchase all books/supplies by no later than October 27th if you plan to use financial aid in the bookstore.

 

To see if your aid has disbursed please refer to your Student Center found in SIS on your myReynolds account.   If your aid is still in a “Pending” status your aid has not disbursed.