Book Advance Policy

All Pell eligible students who have submitted their financial aid documentation to the Financial Aid Office may be eligible for a Book Advance. To be eligible for a Book Advance, students must:

  • Complete a FAFSA Application for the current academic year.

  • Submit all financial aid documentation to the Financial Aid Office 10 business days prior to the first day of the semester, and satisfied all Admissions requirements.

  • Have scheduled classes and registered with Student Accounts 10 business days prior to the first day of the semester.

  • Have a credit from Pell Grant and/or Federal Title IV funds after tuition, fees, housing, and meal charges are deducted. Title IV funds include: Federal Pell Grant, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).

  • Complete a Book Advance Application through the Financial Aid Office, no later than the end of the add/drop deadline.

Please note that a Book Advance is an advance against a student's processed Pell award for the purpose of purchasing books and supplies and is processed in a form of a student refund check.

Book Advances are authorized for a maximum of $700.

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