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.

Fall 2016 Book Advance Dates

July 18 – Web ordering/reservations for Fall 2016 open on JCCC bookstore website.
Online early bird special for Fall 2016 will be 5% off textbooks ordered July 18 – 31, 2016. The 5% discount will be deducted at the time the bookstore charges the credit card or book advance.  Financial aid student chooses “JCCC Campus” as form of payment and FA preordered books will be shipped after book advances are loaded on August 4.  Orders placed on or before August 10 will be guaranteed delivery by August 22 for start of Fall classes.  There is no in-store pick up for pre-ordered books.

July 25 through August 5 – Early bird in-store discount 5% at JCCC Bookstore (IN-STORE Only)
Book advances will be available August 4 for financial aid students to take advantage of the discount.

August 4 – September 20 (Tuesday) - fall book advances available for use at the JCCC Bookstore only.
If you have been awarded fall aid and are eligible to receive a fall book advance, an email will be sent to your JCCC email account indicating you are eligible for a book advance. The book advance will be loaded on your JCCC ID card. You can check the book advance balance on your ID on August 4 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.

September 20 (Tuesday) – Last day to use fall book advance.
Book advances will expire at close of business on Tuesday, September 20 and can no longer be used to purchase books.

If you chose 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 September 23. 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.

December 19 – Fall book rentals are due on or before this date.
Refer to rental details on the JCCC Bookstore website.

Book Rental return for Summer 2016 (previous term) Reminder that Summer rentals are due on or before July 30.