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 JCCC Book Scholarship, different from a book advance, awarded through JCCC is loaded on the JCCC ID card to be used at the JCCC Bookstore only. Students awarded book scholarship funds will be notified by email to their student email account. Awarded book scholarship funds can be viewed through the MyID Card link in MyJCCC. This scholarship is removed at the end of the awarded semester. 

If awarded, be sure to use your book scholarship since any unspent book scholarship funds are not refunded to the student.

Fall 2017 Book Advance Dates

July 17 – Web ordering/reservations for fall 2017 open on JCCC bookstore website.
Online early bird special for fall 2017 will be 5% off textbooks ordered July 17–29, 2017. 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 Aug. 3. Orders placed on or before Aug. 4 will be guaranteed delivery by Aug. 21 for start of fall classes. Shipping is available as there is no in-store pick up for pre-ordered books.

July 24 through Aug. 4 – Early bird In-Store discount 5% at JCCC Bookstore
Book advances will be available Aug. 3 for financial aid students to take advantage of the discount.

Aug. 3 through Sept. 1 (Friday) – Fall book advances available for use in 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 or after Aug. 3 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 before you can pick up any of your books.

Sept. 1 (Friday) – Last day to use book advances.
Book advances will expire at the close of business on Friday, Sept. 1, 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 be available by refund starting Sept. 8. 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. All single-semester loans will be disbursed in two equal disbursements, one at the beginning of the semester, at the first disbursement, and the other at the midpoint (Oct. 16).

December 18 – Fall book rentals are due on or before this date.
Refer to rental details on the JCCC Bookstore website.

Book Rental return for summer 2017 (previous term) - Reminder that summer rentals are due on or before July 29.