How Do I Pay for My Books?

The Book Advance Program

Book Advance Fall 2021 Update: The Tivoli Station Bookstore is becoming a Barnes & Noble. CCD will be working directly with them for your book and supply needs. Book advances will no longer be issued beginning fall semester 2021. If eligible, you may use some of your excess awarded funds to purchase books directly through the Auraria Barnes & Noble. Details will become available this summer. Do note that book advances will still be issued as normal for the summer semester.

 

The CCD book advance program gives you an advance on your CCD financial aid funds at the beginning of the semester so you can buy your books in time for classes. This is an advance of your expected CCD financial aid credit balance (refund) and will be deducted from your first disbursement of financial aid when your funds are released to pay your tuition balance after Census Date for the term.

If you are eligible, your book advance will be deposited automatically to your selected refund preference. To qualify, you must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress and must have a complete financial aid file, including enough accepted financial aid to cover your balance due, at least one month before classes start.

The book advance program ends after the first week of classes for the term.

Book Advance Fall 2021 Update: The Tivoli Station Bookstore is becoming a Barnes & Noble. CCD will be working directly with them for your book and supply needs. Book advances will no longer be issued beginning fall semester 2021. If eligible, you may use some of your excess awarded funds to purchase books directly through the Auraria Barnes & Noble. Details will become available this summer. Do note that book advances will still be issued as normal for the summer semester.

To be eligible for a book advance, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in six or more credit hours at CCD or have a Federal Pell Grant scheduled award at CCD for the term.
  • All requested forms must be submitted and disbursement requirements must be met 30 days prior to the first day of classes. Students completing your CCD financial aid files closer than 30 days to the beginning of the term are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Have an expected financial aid refund that is greater than $50 for the term (total authorized financial aid minus tuition/fees due to CCD).
  • Not be Ineligible for Aid based on satisfactory academic progress status.

Note: “authorized aid” is aid that is ‘ready’ to pay but the scheduled disbursement date has not yet arrived. First-time student loan borrowers subject to the mandatory 30-day hold on their loan funds will be included as having ‘authorized’ loans.

Book Advance Fall 2021 Update: The Tivoli Station Bookstore is becoming a Barnes & Noble. CCD will be working directly with them for your book and supply needs. Book advances will no longer be issued beginning fall semester 2021. If eligible, you may use some of your excess awarded funds to purchase books directly through the Auraria Barnes & Noble. Details will become available this summer. Do note that book advances will still be issued as normal for the summer semester.

You do not need to apply for the book advance. If you meet all the eligibility criteria, CCD will send funds to your selected refund preference with BankMobile automatically. You can check your account to verify the delivery of these funds.  If you see a charge on your tuition bill labeled "Book Advance," this confirms that your book advance has been sent to BankMobile. For more information about BankMobile, visit BankMobileDisbursements.com/RefundChoices.

As your financial aid is processed, you become eligible for the book advance. Funds may be available as early as the first week of classes or the week prior (based on eligibility). The business office will also notify you when the advance is placed in your account.

Book Advance Fall 2021 Update: The Tivoli Station Bookstore is becoming a Barnes & Noble. CCD will be working directly with them for your book and supply needs. Book advances will no longer be issued beginning fall semester 2021. If eligible, you may use some of your excess awarded funds to purchase books directly through the Auraria Barnes & Noble. Details will become available this summer. Do note that book advances will still be issued as normal for the summer semester.

How Much Money Will I Get?

  • The maximum amount of the book advance is $500; the minimum book advance amount is $50. The amount of your book advance depends on the number of financial aid funds available to you.
  • You may purchase books/supplies with your book advance using the account you selected when setting up your refund preferences through BankMobile.

Book advances will result in an increase in your tuition bill. When CCD financial aid funds are disbursed after the add/drop period, the book advance charge will be paid by your financial aid, along with your tuition and fees balance. The remaining credit balance refund will be deposited to your selected refund preference with BankMobile.

How Do I Get My Book Advance Funds?

Your book advance will automatically be sent to your selected refund preference with BankMobile. CCD disburses financial aid funds after the standard 15-week term add/drop period each semester (Census Date). The end of the add/drop period is defined as the last day to receive a 100 percent tuition and fee refund for the standard term.

After disbursement, any credit balance refund available to you will be posted to your selected refund preference with BankMobile.

How Do I Check My Balance?

To view the amount of your book advance, log into CCDConnect. It will be listed as a charge on your tuition/fees bill under the Student Finance tab. You may view your financial aid award under the Student Finance tab of CCDConnect as well.

How Do I Become Ineligible to Use the Book Advance?

If your classes are dropped or you do not attend your courses, or if your eligibility for financial aid changes, you may become ineligible for a book advance. If you have been given a book advance and then you become ineligible for the funds, you are obligated to repay the book advance back to CCD.

Purchasing Books with Financial Aid

If you receive financial aid, you may be eligible to use it to purchase books and supplies at the Tivoli Station.

How Can I Use Financial Aid?

  • You must have a financial aid package for the correct aid year.
  • The amount of your pending financial aid must exceed your total tuition and fee charges for the semester.
  • Your financial aid funds may be limited.  So check with the Financial Aid Office before charging books to your student account.
  • By charging your books and supplies to your financial aid account, you are agreeing to limit your purchases to books and educationally related supplies (not clothing, food, drink, gifts or other).
  • If the cost of your books and supplies is higher than your excess financial aid funds, you are responsible for paying the difference.

How Do I Apply?

You do not need to apply for bookstore purchase eligibility, but you must meet all requirements at least 1 month prior to the start of the semester.

  • Enrolled in six or more credit hours or have a Federal Pell Grant scheduled for the term.
  • Submitted all requested documents to the Financial Aid office.
  • Have enough financial aid authorized* to cover your tuition and fee bill plus excess for book purchases.
  • Not be Ineligible for Aid based on satisfactory academic progress status. 

When Can I Purchase My Books and Supplies Through the Tivoli Station?

  • Bookstore purchases may begin two weeks prior to the start of each semester. They will end on the third week of the semester.
  • Students who establish their eligibility for bookstore purchase less than one month in advance may experience delays and will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

How Much Financial Aid Will I be Able to Use to Purchase Books at the Tivoli Station?

  • The amount of bookstore credit depends on the financial aid funds available to you. This amount can vary by student. So check with the Financial Aid Office before charging books to your student account.
  • The maximum amount allowable is $750.
  • Bookstore purchases will result in an increase to your tuition bill. When financial aid funds are disbursed after the add/drop period, the bookstore charge will be paid by your financial aid, along with your tuition and fees balance. The remaining credit balance refund will be deposited to your selected refund preference with BankMobile.

What Happens if I do not Spend All of my Bookstore Credit?

After the add/drop period, The remaining credit balance will be refunded to your selected preference with BankMobile 

Can I Charge Books to my CCD Bill Without Financial Aid?

No. The bookstore charge process is only available to eligible students with financial aid funds in excess of their tuition and fees.

*"AUTHORIZED AID" is aid that is "ready" to pay but the scheduled disbursement date has not yet arrived.*