Book Voucher Information

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The CMU Business Office will provide a list to eCampus prior to the start of classes for all students eligible for a book voucher, which can be used to purchase needed textbooks and supplies through the CMU Virtual Bookstore. 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 through the CMU Virtual 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 CMU Business Office. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through the CMU Virtual 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 CGES Business Office will provide a list to eCampus prior to the start of classes for all students eligible for a book voucher, which can be used to purchase needed textbooks and supplies through the CMU Virtual Bookstore. 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. Vouchers are available for use through the CMU Virtual Bookstore. 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 eCampus. The availability of a book voucher is dependent upon when the criteria are met.

Date Eligibility Criteria Met Book Voucher Availability
Fall and Session 1, 2022 July 28, 2022 August 8 - 28
August 12, 2022 August 17 - 28
Session 2, 2022 October 6, 2022 October 10 -30
October 14, 2022 October 19 - 30
Spring and Session 3, 2023 December 23, 2022 January 4 - 22
January 6, 2023 January 11 - 22
Session 4, 2023 February 23, 2023 February 28 - March 26
March 10, 2023 March 15 - 26
Summer 2023 May 18, 2023 May 22 - June 11
May 26, 2023 May 31 - June 11