Financial Aid Book Advance Program

Who can apply?

  • Students with financial aid award(s) OR students who have a FAFSA application on file with Delta College.
  • Students must have all financial aid documents submitted and in "Not Reviewed" status.
  • Students must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines.
  • Students must be eligible to receive financial aid and are enrolled in classes.

How to apply?

  1. Request a Book Advance Voucher by doing one of the following:
    • Email your Specialist if you have one
    • Call (209) 954-5115
    • Visit the Financial Aid windows in the DeRicco Student Services building
    • Drop a request in the Financial Aid drop box
  2. Check your Delta College Email account for a response within 2 business days.
  3. If approved, print e-mail of approval.
  4. Pick up your Book Advance Voucher in the E-Services Lab. Bring a valid picture ID, a schedule of your classes and the Financial Aid e-mail approval.
  5. Take the voucher to the Delta College Bookstore, along with a valid picture ID and your class schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q: When can a Book Voucher be requested?

A: Book Vouchers requests are made available to students the first day of the Registration period.

Q: How does it work?

A: The Book Advance Voucher is an advancement of your financial aid. The amount used will be deducted from your future financial aid disbursements. It is issued once per semester and can help you purchase up to $750 worth of textbooks and/or codes from the Delta College Bookstore. Book Advance Voucher approvals are limited to one per semester as long as the student remains eligible for financial aid. Additional Book Advance Voucher requests are not allowed.

As a reminder: Keep receipts of all purchases for your own personal records.

Q: I have not heard from my Specialist within 2 business days. What should I do?

A: Follow Up with your Specialist via e-mail or phone.

Q: I have not been assigned a Specialist yet, who do I contact?

A: Follow Up with the Financial Aid Office at (209) 954-5115.

Q: Is the Book Advance Voucher FREE money?

A: No. It is an advance of your eligible financial aid funds. Students are encouraged to check that ALL of their textbooks and/or class codes are available at the Delta College Bookstore before requesting a Book Advance Voucher.

Q: Can I buy class codes with my Book Voucher?

A: Yes. You can purchase only books and/or codes listed on your class schedule.

Q: Can I get a cash refund on my purchases?

A: The Book Advance Voucher has NO CASH VALUE. All refunds on valid book/code returns will be disbursed through your BankMobile preference. For instance, if you return books which were purchased with a Book Advance Voucher, your refund will arrive with your next financial aid disbursement.


Questions?

For questions about the Book Advance program, please contact the Financial Aid Office