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

JCCC Book Scholarships

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

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

Spring 2023 Book Advance Dates

Nov. 28 – Web ordering/reservation and book rental is open on the JCCC Bookstore website
Enjoy 5% off online orders through Jan. 7, 2023!
 
Use your student ID card info to reserve your books!
Students using financial aid will have orders shipped after book advances are loaded.
Orders placed on or before Jan. 6 will be guaranteed delivery by Jan. 17 for the start of spring classes.

Nov. 28 – Aisles open for in-store spring book shopping
Early bird in-store discount 5% at JCCC Bookstore through Jan. 7
Book advances can be used for in-store purchases starting Jan. 5.

Jan. 5 through Jan. 29 (Sunday) – Spring book advances available for use through the JCCC Bookstore
If you have spring aid packaged and receive a spring 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 obtain your books.

Jan. 29 (Sunday) – 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 Feb. 3. 

If you have late start classes or if you are 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 applicable disbursement, and the other at the midpoint (midpoint refunds start Mar. 24).

May 16 – Spring book rentals are due on or before this date
Refer to textbook rental details on the JCCC Bookstore website for FREE and easy return options.

Book Rental return for Fall 2022 (previous term):  Reminder that fall rentals are due on or before Dec. 13.