- Financial Aid Office
- Book Voucher FAQ's
Availability of Book Vouchers
Full summer semester and 1st 4 Week Session: May 29, 2017 – June 8, 2017
2nd 4 Week Session: July 3, 2017 – July 10, 2017
Full semester (1/17/17 – 5/13/17) Book Voucher: 1/9/17 – 1/31/17
1st seven weeks (1/17/17 – 3/10/17) Book Voucher: 1/9/17 – 1/31/17
The book voucher period has been extended through January 31, 2017 at 6:00pm.
12 week session (2/13/17 – 5/13/17) Book Voucher: 2/13/17 – 2/24/17
2nd seven weeks (3/20/17 – 5/13/17) Book Voucher: 3/20/17 – 3/24/17
Where is the bookstore located?
|Store Location||Hours of Operation|
|Mid-City||Bienvenue Student Center
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
|Monday - Friday 8:00a-6:00p|
|Acadian||3250 N. Acadian Thruway E
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
|Monday - Friday 9:00a-2:00p during the voucher process|
How do I qualify for a book voucher?
In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:
- Register at least half-time for the semester in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
- For the summer 2016 semester, file a 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- For the summer 2016 semester, file a 2016-2017 FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Complete the Title IV authorization form
- Satisfy ALL financial aid requirements
- Meet satisfactory academic progress standards
- Receives financial aid with an estiamted credit balance or refund of $100.00 or more for the semester; Parent PLUS loans are not included in the calculation of the credit
- Students who have a balance from a previous term, either current or in collections, will not be eligible to participate
How do I apply for a Book Voucher?
No need to apply. If you meet the qualifications to obtain a Book Voucher, your name will be added to the file that is sent to the bookstore. The file is sent daily.
How much can I receive?
The amount depends on the expected amount of financial aid funding remaining after your charges are paid. This includes tuition and fees.
If you qualify to participate in the book voucher program, you will receive an eligibility amount once the financial aid office has authorized the financial aid to your account. The minimum amount is $100.00. The maximum amount of a book voucher is $1000.
Do I need to show the bookstore my book voucher?
No. Staff at the bookstore can view your book voucher information online.
Do I have to spend it all at once?
No. You can make several purchases at the bookstore up until the last day of the book voucher period for the semester or until you have spent the full amount of your voucher, whichever comes first.
What if I don’t spend the full amount of my voucher?
You will only be charged for the amount that you spend at the BRCC Bookstore. If you do not use the full amount of the voucher, your account will be adjusted to reflect your actual purchases.
If you do not owe a student account balance, you will be issued a financial aid refund for the remaining amount. Refund processing can take up to two weeks after the last day of the book voucher period.
What happens if my book voucher expires?
Book vouchers are offered each semester to students who meet the eligibility criteria for that semester. Each voucher is specific to the semester it was offered. For example, you cannot use a book voucher from the fall semester in the spring semester.
If you decide not the use the voucher, you will receive the funds in the form of a financial aid refund, which you may use to purchase your books/supplies. Refund processing can take up to two weeks after the last day of the book voucher period.
Can I rent textbooks with my bookstore voucher?
Yes. You can pay textbook rental fees with your bookstore voucher. A credit card (some debit cards with a Visa/MasterCard logo will work) must be presented to guarantee the return of the book by the last day of finals.
What can I purchase with my book voucher?
Required and recommended textbooks, digital textbooks (eTextbook), required supplies such as calculators and lab coats as well as course supplies like pens, pencils, and paper. You can purchase technology items like tablets, laptops, and other devices. Additionally, reference books are eligible to be purchased, such as language translation dictionaries, text exam books, and study aids for courses.
What if I am not on the list?
It will depend on if you have available funds to use in the bookstore, when the Financial Aid Office has authorized your funds to your account and when the Title IV authorization form was completed. The file is sent to the bookstore daily. If the Title IV authorization form is completed late in the afternoon, you will not be on the list until the next day.
Why was my book voucher amount reduced or canceled?
If you’ve made any changes to your registration charges and your student account balance exceeds the amount of financial aid you are scheduled to receive, you will no longer qualify for the initial amount you were offered.