Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Buying Books with Financial Aid

Buying Books with Financial Aid Funds

If you have a credit balance on your account, a book and supply authorization up to a maximum of $650, or the balance of your award, whichever is less, will usually be available the week before the semester starts and continuing midway through the third week of the semester. Book and supply authorizations can only be used for books and supplies needed for your coursework. This does not include the purchase of food, clothing, cards, etc. Book authorizations are available only at the KVCC Campus Bookstore during the following time period:

  • 2013 fall semester:     August 26, 2013 – September 19, 2013
  • 2014 winter semester:     January 2, 2014 – January 23, 2014
  • 2014 summer semester:     April 28, 2014 – May 21, 2014

To access an authorization, you must be registered for the upcoming semester and have had your financial aid processed. Note: There are no financial aid funds available on your Valley OneCard at this time to pay for books. You must use your authorization at the KVCC Bookstore to purchase your books and supplies.

If you have classes that start during different weeks in the semester, you may not have sufficient funds to buy your books for your classes during the time authorizations are available. You should contact the Financial Aid Office for other options.