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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.

Summer 2019 Book Advance Dates

April 22 - Web ordering/reservation and book rental opens on the JCCC Bookstore website. 
Pre-ordered books will be ready starting May 31 to pick up in the bookstore and pay with your book advance.  There is no early bird discount or free shipping in the summer.  Book advances can pay for rental charges starting May 28.

May 28 through June 14 (Friday) - Summer book advances available for use in the JCCC Bookstore.
See the JCCC Bookstore website for information on extended summer hours May 31 - June 8! 
If you have been awarded summer aid and receive a summer book advance, an email will be sent to your JCCC email account letting you know when it has been loaded. 

Once the book advance is loaded on your JCCC ID card, you can check the balance 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. 

June 14 (Friday) - Last day to use book advances.
They will expire on your account at the end of the day 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 June 21.  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 summer loans will be disbursed in two equal disbursements, one at the beginning of the semester, after the first applicable disbursement, and the other at the mid-point (July 1).

July 29 - Summer book rentals are due on or before this date.
Refer to rental details on the JCCC Bookstore website.

Book Rental return for spring 2019 (previous term): Reminder that spring rentals are due on or before May 25.