Financial Aid Book Advance Dates

The book advance is a way to use part of your awarded financial aid in advance to purchase books at the JCCC Bookstore. It is not additional financial aid, unless you have been awarded a specific book scholarship.

JCCC Book Scholarships

A book scholarship, different from a book advance, awarded through JCCC is loaded on the JCCC ID card and the funds can be used at the JCCC Bookstore only. Awarded book scholarship funds will be available for use once a student's financial aid is disbursed. Any unspent book scholarship funds are not refunded to the student.

Spring 2017 Book Advance Dates

Nov. 19 – Web ordering/reservation for Spring 2017 opens on JCCC bookstore website.
Online early bird special for Spring 2017 will be 5% off textbooks ordered Nov. 19 – Dec. 17, 2016.  Financial aid student chooses “JCCC Campus” as form of payment and FA preordered books will be shipped after book advances are loaded on Jan. 5, 2017. 

Orders placed on or before Jan. 6 will be guaranteed delivery by Jan. 17 for the start of Spring classes.  There is no in-store pick up for preordered books.

Jan. 5 – Feb. 13, 2017 – Spring book advances available for use at the JCCC Bookstore only. 
If you have been awarded Spring aid and are eligible to receive a Spring book advance, an email will be sent to your JCCC email account with more information about the book advance process. The book advance will be loaded on your JCCC ID card. You can check the book advance balance on your ID on Jan. 5 by logging into your MyJCCC and selecting the MyID Card link. The maximum book advance is $1,500 and the minimum is $50, with the exception of certain degree majors. If your books cost more than your book advance, you will need to pay the remaining difference.

Feb. 13 (Monday) – Last day to use Spring book advance.
Book advances will expire at 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 13, and can no longer be used to purchase books.

If you have chosen not to use the book advance or have used only a portion of it, the difference plus any remaining financial aid (financial aid minus tuition and fees) will start to be refunded after Feb. 17. If you have late-start classes or if you are a first time and/or a single semester loan borrower, your refund could be delayed. The midpoint of the semester is March 20.

May 20 – Spring book rentals are due on or before this date.
Refer to rental details on the JCCC Bookstore website.

Book Rental return for Fall 2016 (previous term) – Reminder that Fall rentals are due on or before Dec. 19.