Using Financial Aid in the Bookstore

Do you have more financial aid than you need to cover tuition and fees? If so, you may be able to purchase textbooks and supplies at the Follett Bookstore at PVCC, located on the main campus, in the main building.

The Fall 2022 Bookstore Charge Period Begins August 15th and Ends September 8th.

Bookstore Information

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Complete the Bookstore Authorization & Calculate Aid

  • Login to MyPVCC in the upper right hand corner of the webpage to visit your SIS Student Information System.
  • Click My Student Information
  • Under your To Do List select the Bookstore Authorization
  • Click submit. 
  • Wait 24 hours for the authorization to process.
  • If the form is unavailable and you are unsure whether you have completed the form for the academic year, contact the Financial Aid Office.
Bookstore Authorization

To determine if you have financial aid to charge books:

  • Login to MyPVCC in the upper right hand corner of the webpage to visit your SIS Student Center
  • Click "My Student Information"
  • Under "Finances" click "Account Inquiry" to view a summary of your charges and pending aid.
  • Click the "CLICK HERE to see Pending Financial Aid Based on Actual Enrollment" button, to ensure aid is correctly adjusted for your current enrollment.

To calculate the amount of financial aid you have for books:

  • Subtract the Pending Financial Aid Value from the Outstanding Charges & Deposits.

Remaining funds can be used to charge books to your account. If you have a negative balance, you will not have financial aid funds to charge at the bookstore and may have a balance due to the college for tuition and fees. For assistance and questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Charge period

Semester Charge Period Begins Charge Period Ends
Summer 2022 Monday, May 9th Friday, June 3rd
Fall 2022 Monday, August 15th Thursday, September 8th
Spring 2023 Tuesday, January 3rd Friday, January 20th
Summer 2023 TBD TBD

You may charge books to your financial aid account beginning 10 days before the start of the semester through 10 days into the semester. Please purchase all books and supplies for the term during this time frame, this includes books and supplies for late starting classes.

If you drop a course and no longer need the book, you MUST return your purchases before the last day to drop for the semester and you must return your books BEFORE you drop your classes.

If your financial aid eligibility is reduced or canceled due to a change in your enrollment status or eligibility and does not cover the amount you have charged, you will be responsible for paying the resulting balance.

Other Resources

Contact the Student Financial Resource Center if you need assistance paying for textbooks. You may also qualify for help through the Follett Textbooks Assistance program or SGA Textbook Resource program. To apply for the Follett Textbooks Assistance program visit the Follett Bookstore.