Book Voucher Information

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vouchers will be available for eligible students who need an advance on their refund to purchase books at the CMU Bookstore a minimum of two days prior to the start of classes and will continue to be available until the Wednesday of the 2nd week of classes. To be eligible for a book voucher, students must have all financial aid paperwork completed and be due a refund (includes Pell Grant recipients). Vouchers are available for use in the Eagle Bookstore. Students can determine if they are due a refund by checking the financial assistance and billing and payment sections of their myCMU account or by calling the Business Office. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through the CMU bookstore. Students who choose to use the book voucher will have a charge for the amount of the voucher placed against his/her student account. 

College of Graduate and Extended Studies

The CMU Business Office will provide a list to MBS prior to the start of classes for all students eligible for a book voucher, which can be used to purchase needed textbooks and supplies at MBS online. To be eligible students must meet the following criteria: fully admitted degree-seeking student (all official transcripts received), registered for class(es), have all financial aid steps (including verification) completed, have a Title IV credit balance available, and complete a Book Voucher Request Form through myCMU (under "Billing and Payments" section) no later than 10 days before the start date of a term. Once the book voucher is available, students will receive an email from Missouri Book Service (MBS) with instructions on how to order books from their website. The book voucher is an advance of financial aid and the book charge is placed on the student's tuition account. If the student’s financial aid does not fully cover the tuition/book charges, the student will be billed for the remainder of the balance and is fully responsible for these charges. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through MBS. The availability of a book voucher is dependent upon when the criteria are met.

2017–2018 Date Eligibility
Criteria Met:
Book Voucher
Availability:
Spring and Session 3, 2018 December 29 January 10-17
  January 5 January 13-17
Session 4, 2018 March 2 March 14-21
  March 9 March 17-21
Summer 2018 May 18 May 30-June 6
  May 25 June 2-6
2018–2019 Date Eligibility
Criteria Met:
Book Voucher
Availability:
Fall and Session 1 2018 August 3 August 15–22
  August 10 August 18–22
Session 2, 2018 October 5 October 17–24
  October 12 October 20–24
Spring and Session 3, 2019 December 28 January 9–16
  January 4 January 12–16
Session 4, 2019 March 1 March 13–20
  March 8 March 16–20
Summer 2019 May 17 May 29-June 5
  May 24 June 1–5