Students who have been awarded federal financial aid and will have a credit balance after their tuition and fees are paid are eligible for a book advance at the JCCC bookstore. A book advance is a portion of your awarded financial aid that is advanced to you to purchase your books – it is NOT additional financial aid. See our Financial Aid Announcements, on the right-hand side of the page, and the JCCC Bookstore site for additional details and dates as the information becomes available.
If you are eligible to receive a book advance
- A FB hold will be placed on your account,
- The book advance money will be loaded on your JCCC ID card, and
- You will receive an email in your student email account which will provide further details on using your book advance. This FB hold will not prevent you from making changes to your classes. You can check the book advance balance on your JCCC ID once it has been placed on your account by logging into your MYJCCC & selecting the My ID Card tab. The maximum book advance is $1,500 and the minimum is $50 with the exception of certain degree majors.
Pre-ordered books must be picked up in the bookstore between the posted eligible dates for use each semester. You must present your JCCC ID card that contains your pre-loaded book advance when you pick up your books. The bookstore will charge the total purchase amount against your financial aid book advance. 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.
Getting a JCCC Student ID Card for book advances-If you do not have a student ID card or need a replacement card, once you have been awarded financial aid, you should print a copy of your award notice and take it to the student activities information desk (SC106) or the circulation desk at the Billington Library. Note that replacement cards are only issued at the student activities information desk.
Opt Out Policy-There is no separate action a student is required to complete to opt out of the book advance process. If you do not wish to use the book advance, the amounts will be removed from your JCCC ID card and transferred onto your student account for your financial aid refund at the end of the book advance period.
Opt in Policy-If you use your book advance funds from your JCCC ID card, the financial aid office will consider this as your authorization for use of Title IV HEA funds for this purpose and you won’t be required to provide written authorization. After your financial aid funds have been disbursed to your student account, the amount you used in the JCCC Bookstore will be posted to your student account as a charge. Your refund will be calculated by deducting any unpaid charges for tuition, book advances, fees, etc. from your financial aid disbursement.