Bookstore Charges

Your grants, scholarships, and loans are applied to charges for tuition and fees first. If there will be a credit balance remaining after your tuition and fees have been paid, you may normally charge books and supplies related to your educational program against this potential credit balance at the HFCC College Store. The HFCC College Store will determine any limit and/or restrictions (such purchases are currently limited to $1,500 per semester).

NOTE: For students that have loans as part of their financial aid award: only loan funds that have been accepted by the student will be included in the overall amount available to the student to charge books. In addition, loan funds will not be available to charge books until one business day after the student accepts the loans.

Financial aid may not necessarily cover all your costs. In many cases, students may have to pay for a portion of their tuition, fees, and books. Students are ultimately responsible for any amounts charged in excess of their financial aid eligibility.

Spring/Summer Students: Eligibility to make bookstore charges for the Spring/Summer semester is determined using a student’s Pell Grant funds and half of a student’s Spring/Summer loan award against all institutional Spring/Summer charges. If a credit balance remains after using this formula, the student may be eligible to use the balance to charge books and supplies. However, students should be prepared to purchase their own books for Spring/Summer in the event that they will not have any funding eligibility.