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Book Advances

The BCC Campus Card is needed for the book advance program. Book advances give students the opportunity to use some of their financial aid funds in advance of the first disbursement to purchase books at BCC's Bookstore. To be eligible for a book advance, you will need to have a complete financial aid file, have received a financial aid award letter, and have a pending credit balance on your bill. A book advance is not a grant and is not in addition to your financial aid award package.

For a book advance you will need to have the following with you at your BCC Bookstore:

When You Can Use Your Book Advance

The dates you can use the book advance are listed on the college Web Calendar.

To use the calendar:

  • Enter a date range,
  • At Category, enter Financial Aid.
  • Click the Select button to display the calendar.
  • Refer to the BCC Bookstore for their hours and locations.

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.

Contact Details


Financial Aid
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2515
Location: G120
Hours:
M-F 8 am – 5 pm

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