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Buy Books with Financial Aid

Hit the Books

The real cost is if you don't read them.

Students spend about $400 on textbooks each semester. That's $800 per year. Since it's not cheap, we've decided to give you options. Books can be purchased with cash, check, credit card, pass points—you can even purchase them with your financial aid.

How to Buy Books
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Apply Financial Aid to Buy Books

This is a great option before the start of each semester when financial aid has yet to be applied to students' accounts in SIS, as your financial aid can then pay for all charges. If aid has already been disbursed, payment of these charges is required by the payment due date each semester.

Financial Aid Pay Permissions

Students must complete a Financial Aid Pay Permission in order for financial aid to apply toward any book charges that are in SIS at the time of disbursement. The first disbursement for each term is generally a couple business days before the first day of classes.

Charge Book Purchases to SIS

For a limited time each semester, you have the option to charge your book purchases to your student account in SIS using your nine-digit Student ID number. Student Billing Resources will add the cost of your books to your outstanding invoice (tuition, housing, etc.) in SIS.

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What books do I need?

You will have to find out which books and course materials you need for your classes. You may want to know your options for purchasing or renting them. For more detailed information about how to find books and the other ways you can pay for them, see the GBOSS Get Books page.

How to Buy Books