Category Archives: Bookstore Purchases

Financial Aid Newsletter – Greenback (December 2016)

Financial Aid Newsletter – Greenback_DEC-16_FINAL

Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid Greenback, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue: Manage your educational borrowing, FAFSA Filing Update, Scholarship information, Essay Tips, and more. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK (August_2016)

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK_August 2016

Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid GREENBACK, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue: Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA) – Steps to get and stay ahead, 2017-2018 FAFSA filing Changes, CashContest coming soon, Partner with NOVA and protect your identity, and more. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK (Dec_2015)

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK

Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid GREENBACK, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue: Default Prevention/Responsible Borrowing,  CashCourse Contest winners selected, the New Financial Avenue, financial literacy tool, and more. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK (July_2015)

Financial Aid Newsletter – GREENBACK

Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid GREENBACK, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue: Department of Ed partners with NOVA, Win $100 in CashCourse Contest, the New Financial Aid & Student Accounts Support Center, and more. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.

Fall 2015-2016 Financial Aid Bookstore Purchase

If you completed the online Bookstore Authorization form for the summer 2015, it will NOT remain valid for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. The online Bookstore Authorization form for the 2015-2016 aid year will be available on July 10, 2015.  If you previously completed the form for 2014-2015 (including Summer 2015), it must be resubmitted with a valid electronic signature.

Students with financial aid awards for Fall 2015 can purchase books against their excess financial aid–either online or in campus bookstores—from August 10 through September 10, the 16-week (term) census date. A second book purchase period will be open for students who still have anticipated aid from two weeks before the second 8-week term through that term census date, October 7-29.

Students wishing to purchase books on-line must complete and sign the Bookstore Authorization E-Form, via the Financial Aid Dashboard, prior to completing a  purchase.  Students who completed the Bookstore Authorization form for summer 2015 must submit a new form for 2015-2016 after the form becomes available on July 10, 2015.  Students enrolled or planning to enroll in later starting classes who desire to use their financial aid to purchase books must purchase during one of the two purchase periods; no additional accommodations will be made.  The financial aid process must be complete and anticipated aid must be enough to cover tuition, fees and books.  Files can have no negative holds.

 

First Book Purchase Period

–          First day to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: August 10, 2015

–          Last day to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: September 10, 2015

 

Second Book Purchase Period (for students with remaining anticipated aid)

–          First day to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: October 7, 2015

–          Last day to purchase books/supplies using financial aid: October 29, 2015

 

You may place your on-line order 24 hours after completing the authorization e-form or on the first business day after completing the e-form, if later.

GREENBACK Newsletter (August_2014)

Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid GREENBACK, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue we give you additional information on the 150% loan eligibility guidelines, the Financial Aid Pending (FAP) process and fall bookstore purchase authorization e-form. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.

 

Bookstore Purchase Authorization E-form for Fall 2014

Students with pending financial aid can purchase books against their excess financial aid beginning online on Aug 6th. Campus bookstore purchases begin on Aug 6th and continue through the term census date, Sept 8th, the end of the book purchase period. Students must complete the Bookstore Authorization E-Form, via the Financial Aid Dashboard, prior to completing their purchase. Students enrolled in distance learning or wishing to make their purchase online must complete and electronically sign the Bookstore Authorization form via the Dashboard prior to your order being Processed. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in later starting classes who desire to use their financial aid to purchase books must do so during this purchase period. Students who are awarded after the term census date will not be able to charge bookstore purchases against their undisbursed financial aid award until a second book purchase period opens prior to the second eight-week session.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Financial Aid Support Center at 855-323-3199 or your campus financial aid office.

Spring Bookstore Purchase

Students with pending financial aid can purchase books against their excess financial aid beginning online on Dec. 30. Campus bookstore purchases begin on Jan. 2 and continue through the term census date, Jan 30. Students must sign a statement allowing the charges and must purchase all desired and required books/materials by Jan 30. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in later starting classes who desire to use their financial aid to purchase books must do so during this purchase period. Students who are awarded after the term census date will not be able to charge bookstore purchases against their undisbursed financial aid award until a second book purchase period opens prior to the second eight-week session.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Financial Aid Support Center at 855-323-3199 or your campus financial aid office.

Financial Aid Bookstore Purchase

Students are able to use their financial aid to purchase books at the campus bookstore as early as two weeks prior to the start of classes. This service is available through the last day to add/ drop (term census date). This year, purchases may be made from August 8 – September 10. Some important things to remember while using this service:

•First, before going to the campus bookstore, make sure all classes are registered and no holds exist on your account. Understand that you may purchase books for later-starting classes at this time as well, as this is the only period each semester when you can purchase books and supplies directly against your available financial aid.

•The next step is to understand what aid is available for your use at the bookstore. The bookstore will show financial aid based on your actual enrollment at that time. Your pending aid, as you see it in your award letter, is based on full-time enrollment of 12 credits; but when it is time to buy books, you are limited to the portion of aid allowed for the classes you are actually enrolled in at the time of purchase.

•You will be asked to sign a release to allow bookstore employees to access your eligible aid figure. Additionally, the maximum you can spend at the bookstore using aid is $1000 if you have this much available aid beyond what is necessary for tuition and fees. There are some limitations to this program. If you are awarded aid but do not have the enrollment to be eligible, you will not be allowed to spend against those funds; if you are awarded “Alternative Loans” or “Plus Loans” you will not be allowed to spend against those funds. In order to use your federal student loans, you must have accepted your loan, completed your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and your entrance counseling for those funds to be available for bookstore purchases.

•It is important to understand that your financial aid is awarded with the expectation that you will successfully complete your classes; aid assists in your ability to be successful. Any changes in enrollment can impact your financial aid and the funds you have available for bookstore purchases. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Financial Aid Support Center at 855-323- 3199.