Purchasing Textbooks

How can I use my financial aid to purchase textbooks?

Students who expect to receive financial aid may purchase textbooks by visiting NC State’s Bookstore up to 10 days before the start of classes. The NC State Bookstore will confirm that you’ve been offered financial aid and will charge your textbook purchases to your student billing account.

Please pay close attention to your student account. If you are due a financial aid refund and your bookstore charge posts after the refund has been generated, you will still owe for the book charges. If that happens, you will need to use a portion of your refund to pay your balance.

How can I use my financial aid to purchase online materials?

Because the Bookstore is only able to provide print books, you cannot charge online texts or materials to your student account. The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid offers short term loans to assist students who need small amounts of funding for other kinds of materials.