2021-2022 Catalog

Financial Aid Book Vouchers

A Book Voucher allows a student to use the presumed credit balance of financial aid, after tuition and fees, to purchase books at the Campus Bookstore. These funds are not additional financial aid. Please note – not all financial aid is available for Book Vouchers and not all students receiving financial aid are eligible. Eligible students will be allowed to charge the purchase of their books and other educational supplies to their student accounts.

If a student’s enrollment level changes and aid eligibility is otherwise affected after receipt of a book voucher, the resulting change may cause the student to owe a balance to the College. These balances are the sole responsibility of the student.

Book vouchers are available one week prior to and up to 3 weeks after the start of classes during the Bookstore’s published charge period, provided that verification is complete and all conflicting information has been resolved.


Financial Aid Funds Available for Book Vouchers

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • MASSGrant and Mass Cash Grant
  • Direct Subsidized Loan (if student has had a previous disbursement of the loan, unless Pell eligible)
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loan (if student has had a previous disbursement of the loan, unless Pell eligible)

Students will be held responsible for the full payment of any bookstore charges if they become ineligible for financial aid or their aid is not sufficient to cover the account balance. Failure to pay all charges will prevent students from registering for future courses as a hold will be placed on their academic records.

Students may “opt-out” by not charging their books to their student accounts. Choosing to “opt- out” will not affect student refunds or result in a faster refund.

Notice of book voucher balances will be available at MyBCC one week prior to classes starting. Balances are subject to change as students add or drop classes. Updated balances are available 24 hours after changes have been made. http://www.berkshirecc.edu/MyBCC