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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 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 2021 Book Advance Dates

July 19 – Web ordering/reservation and book rental is open on the JCCC Bookstore website.
Enjoy 5% OFF online orders and FREE shipping through August 6!

Financial aid students choose “JCCC Campus Card” as form of payment and FA pre-ordered books will be shipped after August 6, once book advances are loaded.  Orders placed on or before August 11 will be guaranteed delivery by August 23 for the start of fall classes. 

July 26 through August 6 – Early bird in-store 5% discount at JCCC Bookstore
Book advances will be available August 6 for financial aid students to take advantage of the discount in-store.

August 6 through September 4 (Saturday) – Fall book advances available for use in the JCCC Bookstore.
If you have fall aid packaged and receive a fall 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.

September 4 (Saturday) – 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 September 10. 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 applicable disbursement, and the other at the midpoint (October 22).

December 14 – Fall 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 summer 2021 (previous term):  Reminder that summer rentals are due on or before July 30.