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Book Charge

Columbia College Chicago’s Book Charge program is coordinated by the Campus Card Office and Student Financial Services. The Book Charge program is convenient and may be used to purchase books and supplies at the Columbia College Chicago Bookstore, located at 624 S. Michigan Avenue.

The Fall Book Charge Program begins Friday, August 28, 2015 and ends Friday, September 18, 2015.

Requirements to qualify for a Book Charge

Please note, only students seeking a degree or certificate at Columbia College Chicago are eligible to participate in the Book Charge program. Additionally, a Book Charge can only be approved if a student is registered for the term in which the Book Charge is requested.

CASH PAYER – Students who are not using any federal, state or other third party funding and are paying their tuition charges with personal resources are required to be enrolled in an active Columbia College payment plan for the semester to participate in the Book Charge program. The amount of the requested Book Charge may be added to the payment plan.

FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT – To be considered a financial aid recipient, a student’s financial aid awards and loans must be secured (all required documents must be submitted to SFS). If the total amount of the student’s grants, scholarships and loans exceed his or her total account charges, the amount of the credit balance is eligible for the Book Charge program. If a student receiving financial aid does not have a credit balance, he or she can still participate in the Book Charge program if enrolled in an active Columbia College payment plan.  The amount of the Book Charge may be added to the payment plan.

THIRD PARTY BENEFIT RECIPIENT – To be considered a third party benefit recipient, a student’s  funding from a Third Party Benefit Provider must be secured (all required documents must be submitted to SFS). If the total of the student’s third party funds and financial aid funds exceed his or her account charges, the amount of the credit balance is eligible for the Book Charge program. If a student receiving a third party payment does not have a credit balance, he or she can still participate in the Book Charge program if enrolled in an active Columbia College payment plan. The amount of the Book Charge may be added to the payment plan.

Columbia College Chicago Book Charge Terms

Instructions to request a Book Charge:


Students will receive an email when the authorization form is submitted that states whether he or she is eligible to apply for a Book Charge.  A second email will be sent to students within two business days stating whether the Book Charge was approved or declined. Students who are approved for a Book Charge will receive a confirmation email when the funds have been added to their Campus Card.  Students who are declined for a Book Charge should contact the Student Financial Services Office (SFS) regarding the eligibility requirements for the Book Charge program.  The SFS contact information is included on all emails sent to students.

Students may receive only one Book Charge per semester.

THIRD PARTY BENEFIT BOOK CHARGE

Students who receive funds for books and supplies from outside agencies such as the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Veterans Administration, or other Third Party agencies must submit a Billing Notification from the agency to Student Financial Services in order to receive a Third Party Book Charge for the Fall 2015 semester. Third Party Book charges expire on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Student Financial Service
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Chicago, IL 60605
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