Student in the Library

Two Options for Using Financial Aid to Purchase Books

Option 1: Use Financial Aid in the College Bookstore

Financial aid grants and loans may be available to assist with books and supplies in the College Bookstore. Your "anticipated" aid is a "Bookstore Credit" that is available for you to use when purchasing books/supplies at the College Bookstore during the preapproved days to charge at the beginning of each term.

Option 2: Opt-Option: Purchase Class Books Outside College Bookstore

If you would like to request your federal financial aid funds (grants or loans) in advance to purchase your books and supplies outside of the college bookstore, an OPT-OUT option will be available during the bookstore charges period dates.

Steps to Request

  1. Use a computer to visit the Financial Aid Book Advance Application.
  2. Complete all the required information.
  3. You must provide a quote for the book(s) being purchased at outside seller.
  4. Amount cannot exceed cost of the books as shown on quote, plus an estimated tax amount (8.25%).
  5. Shipping charges can only be added to advance of the seller provides a quote along the cost of the book indicate shipping charges.

Check Advance:

Advances are issued in the form of checks (ACH) to purchase books outside the Campus Bookstore.

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Contact Financial Aid & Scholarships

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Thursday
8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For questions regarding Financial Aid:

For questions regarding Scholarships:

(979) 230-3377

(979) 230-3543

BC Central E-101
(To the right of Main Lobby)
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson, TX. 77566