SVCC Financial Aid Bookstore Policy

Students may use excess financial aid in the College Bookstore to purchase only required books and supplies for registered courses deemed eligible for financial aid for the term.  A course would be deemed ineligible for financial aid if any of the four following circumstances exist:

1) The course does not apply to the student’s academic program;
2) The course has already been repeated once after having been successfully completed.  Successful completion is defined as any grade other than an F, U, R, or W;
3) The course is developmental and the student has already attempted 30 or more developmental credits; and/or
4) The course is a basic skills class (BSK) that is below the postsecondary level.
Items not approved for purchase with financial aid include but are not limited to apparel, food, cell phones, gift items, and gift/prepaid cards. Students may purchase printers, graphing calculators and other course-related electronics up to $250. Computers and other course-related electronics over $250 require one successful semester of prior Financial Aid (no U’s, W’s F’s or owed money). Students may purchase course related electronic and computer items no more than once each academic year.
During the book purchase period, books and supplies purchased using financial aid cannot be returned or sold back to the College Bookstore for cash.  Amounts for returned items must be credited back to the aid types that paid for the books and supplies on the student’s account.