Using Financial Aid in the Bookstore

Students may purchase books and supplies using pending financial aid that remains after tuition and fees are deducted. Effective Fall 2020 you will be required to complete an electronic Bookstore Authorization Form. For your convenience, this form can be accessed and completed via your MyReynolds Financial Aid To-Do list.

The VCCS (Virginia Community College System) Bookstore policy states: Students using financial aid in the College Bookstore may purchase only required books and supplies that correlate with registered, eligible courses for the term. This means that items such as course-related electronics outside of laptops (e.g., tablets, cameras, and scientific calculators), uniforms, and tools may only be purchased if they are listed as required on the course syllabus. Students are only allowed to purchase one laptop per academic year using financial aid. During the book purchase period, books and supplies purchased using financial aid cannot be returned to the College Bookstore for cash. Amounts for returned items must be credited back to the aid fund type that paid for the books and supplies on the student's account. Students who have anticipated aid in excess of paying their tuition and fees may purchase their books and supplies (up to $1,500) in-person at the campus bookstore or online.

Upon your successful completion of the Bookstore Authorization form, you will be able to visit the Reynolds Follett bookstore during the timeframes below with your Student ID number and your class schedule to purchase books and supplies using your financial aid.

How to Complete JSRCC Bookstore Authorization Form


You may charge books beginning:

No book charges after:

Spring 2022

January 3, 2022

March 21, 2022

Summer 2022

May 9, 2022

July 5, 2022

Fall 2022

August 8, 2022

October 25, 2022

You should plan to purchase all books and supplies during these times. There will be no book charges after the date listed above. If the books you need are on back-order, you should speak with bookstore management for special arrangements.

Please note: If you are in a class that begins on or after the first day of classes for the semester, or if your financial aid has not disbursed yet, you may have the opportunity to charge your books in the bookstore starting at the beginning of the charge period through the end of the charge period. After the end of the charging period, 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 no later than the date published above under 'No book charges after' if you plan to use financial aid in the bookstore.

If you want to drop a class and return books, you must return books no later than 2 business days after you drop the class. You must present your original receipt and provide proof of drop. The Bookstore will provide a full refund provided the books are not damaged and in their original condition. If all conditions are not met, students will be responsible for all book charges.

Ready to purchase?

Important Note regarding purchasing at this time:

The campus bookstore is open for online order pick-up and in-person services. You can purchase your books and/or other course materials in-person or online by visiting the bookstore website and following the directions below.
1. Click "Textbooks" link or icon from header
2. Find your courses and add course materials to your shopping bag
3. Click "Checkout" and follow the prompts to select your delivery method
4. Payment Method - select payment method and enter your information
5. Follow the prompts to place your order

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