Bookstore Financial Aid FAQ

If you have questions about using your financial aid in the bookstore, we have answers!

Q: What can I purchase with financial aid?
A: Computers – calculators – USB drives – headphones – backpacks – pens/pencils – lanyards – notebooks/paper – study materials – computer accessories and more! Please call the Bookstore for additional information.

Q: When will financial aid be available?
A: Financial aid, for textbooks, is usually available two weeks prior to the start date of each semester. Your Financial Aid award (excluding work-study) must exceed all other Butler charges before applying towards Bookstore charges.

Q: What if I don’t have enough financial aid to cover the cost of my textbooks?
A: An alternate form of payment will be requested. If you placed your order online, you will receive an email (via the email address you provided when you placed your order) to inform you of the situation.

Q: If I order online, when will my books be shipped?
A: Once Financial Aid has been approved, your order will be shipped within 24 – 48 hours.

Q: When is the last day I can use financial aid to cover the cost of textbooks?
A: Approximately 25 – 30 days from the start date of each semester for 16 week classes. This date may fluctuate due to individual circumstances. Please contact the Financial Aid department when enrolling in 12, 8, 5 or 4 week classes.