Book Advances


The BCC Campus Card
 is needed for the book advance program. Book advances give you the opportunity to use some of your financial aid funds in advance of the first disbursement to purchase books at the BCC Bookstore. 

If you have applied for Financial Aid and want to check on the balance of your Book Advance, please visit eAccounts. This service will allow you to manage your account through any web browser or via a mobile application that is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices.

Eligibility

The book advance amount is based on enrollment level, authorized financial aid and charges. The maximum value is listed below.

  • $800 for full-time students (12 or more credits)
  • $600 for 3/4-time students (9-11 credits)
  • $400 for 1/2-time students (6-8 credits)
  • $200 for 1/4 time students (less than 6 credits)

A student may meet the eligibility requirements, but not be eligible for the maximum value. An example would be a full-time student with a $200 pending credit balance. Although the full-time limit is $800, the student will be eligible for only a $200 book advance.

There are no cash refunds on books returned that were bought with a book advance. Also, you don’t need to spend your entire book advance. All book advance charges are added to your tuition bill from BCC. If your eligibility changes and/or your financial aid award is not enough to cover the book advance charges, you are responsible for repaying the charge. Also, if you drop a class or fully withdraw from Bristol Community College and used the book advance, you may be responsible to pay back all or part of the book advance.