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FINANCIAL AID IN THE BOOKSTORE

 

Financial Aid is available for use as payment in the bookstore to students who have been awarded Financial Aid and who have funds that exceed the amount of their tuition and fees. Financial Aid allows a student to charge their textbooks and supplies at the Bookstore up to $750. Students in specialty programs like Auto Service Technician, Auto Body, Cosmetology, and Nursing may be authorized to charge more to cover the cost of required program materials. In most cases authorization from the Financial Aid Office on campus will be required.

 

Charges made against your Financial Aid in the bookstore will be deducted from your normal financial aid disbursement. Financial Aid disbursement occurs 2 full weeks after the start of each term. Please note, this date varies each term and is adjusted for holidays to allow time for processing.  After this date you will no longer be able to use your Financial Aid in-store or online at with the bookstore. If you have any questions about your Financial Aid amount or availability please reach out to the bookstore staff.  If you have questions about your disbursement please contact the business office at [email protected].

Prior to using your financial aid in the bookstore it is your responsibility to confirm that there are Financial Aid funds available for use
.

 


CONFIRM YOUR FINANCIAL AID IS READY TO USE

  •  Login to your myCentury account -my.century.edu
  •  Click on eServices button.
  •  Enter your Star ID and your Star ID password
  •  Click “Financial Aid” link in the left-hand column
  •  Click to view your “Award Letter”. This will show your term awards for full-time enrollment and the amount of loan funds that have been certified. If you are not currently full-time you will have to view “Estimated Award Levels”
  •  If the sum of your certified loan amounts and grants by credit level exceeds your tuition and fee charges, you are eligible to use your Financial Aid overage in the bookstore.
  •  Once your awards are posted online, please allow at least 1 business day for your financial aid to show in the bookstore.

 

HOW TO USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID

  •  In-Store
    •  Bring your Student ID Card* OR a valid Photo ID(Driver's License, etc).
    •  Bring your course schedule so the bookstore can help you get the correct textbooks for your courses.  You can bring a printed schedule or pull up your schedule on your phone.  The bookstore will need the Course Department, Course number, and course section to get you the correct textbooks.
    •  You will need to have your student ID number(NOT your Star ID), to checkout at the bookstore. You will be unable to use your Financial Aid without this number.
  •  Online
    •  You must first create a student account on the Century College Bookstore Website before you can order your textbooks online.
    •  After your account has been created please navigate to the Textbook Search Menu - Textbooks>Order Textbooks
    •  Add each of your courses into the search criteria - Department(ACCT, COMM, ENGL, MATH, etc) and Course-Section-Instructor(1020 01, James; etc) then click "View Your Materials"
    •  Add your textbooks and materials to your cart
    •  Choose your options from the pop-up menus
    •  At the payment option menu click on the Payment method Drop Down and choose the Student Financial Aid/Other option.
    •  You will need to use your student ID number on your student ID card*(NOT your star ID) as your account number when Checking out. If you do not have a student ID card use your MNSCU tech ID number - you can find this number on your printed course schedule or in eServices in the top right-hand corner of the screen once you have logged in.
    •  A backup payment method is require when purchasing with Financial Aid.  This is required to pay for any items not covered by Financial Aid - Food & Beverages, Gifts, etc.
  •  Please note that if your Financial Aid status changes and does not cover your tuition and fee charges for any reason (including dropping or adding credits, unsatisfactory progress holds, etc.) you are responsible for repayment of any Financial Aid charges in from the bookstore.

*If you do not have a student ID card yet please use your MNSCU tech ID number - you can find that on your printed course schedule or in eServices in the top right-hand corner of the screen after you log- in.

 

WHAT CAN BE PURCHASED WITH FINANCIAL AID

  •  Required textbook/course materials, dictionaries and study aids.
  •  Required kits, uniforms, equipment and tools related to the classes you are currently enrolled in (i.e. art kits, stethoscopes, safety glasses, scrubs, etc).
  •  MTC College Bus Pass.
  •  General school supplies in reasonable quantities.
  •  Century clothing in reasonable quantities.

 

WHAT CANNOT BE PURCHASED WITH FINANCIAL AID

  •  Food and beverage items.
  •  Gift items.

 

 

FINANCIAL AID IN THE BOOKSTORE

 

Financial Aid is available for use as payment in the bookstore to students who have been awarded Financial Aid and who have funds that exceed the amount of their tuition and fees. Financial Aid allows a student to charge their textbooks and supplies at the Bookstore up to $750. Students in specialty programs like Auto Service Technician, Auto Body, Cosmetology, and Nursing may be authorized to charge more to cover the cost of required program materials. In most cases authorization from the Financial Aid Office on campus will be required.

 

Charges made against your Financial Aid in the bookstore will be deducted from your normal financial aid disbursement. Financial Aid disbursement occurs 2 full weeks after the start of each term. Please note, this date varies each term and is adjusted for holidays to allow time for processing.  After this date you will no longer be able to use your Financial Aid in-store or online at with the bookstore. If you have any questions about your Financial Aid amount or availability please reach out to the bookstore staff.  If you have questions about your disbursement please contact the business office at [email protected].

Prior to using your financial aid in the bookstore it is your responsibility to confirm that there are Financial Aid funds available for use
.

 


CONFIRM YOUR FINANCIAL AID IS READY TO USE

  •  Login to your myCentury account -my.century.edu
  •  Click on eServices button.
  •  Enter your Star ID and your Star ID password
  •  Click “Financial Aid” link in the left-hand column
  •  Click to view your “Award Letter”. This will show your term awards for full-time enrollment and the amount of loan funds that have been certified. If you are not currently full-time you will have to view “Estimated Award Levels”
  •  If the sum of your certified loan amounts and grants by credit level exceeds your tuition and fee charges, you are eligible to use your Financial Aid overage in the bookstore.
  •  Once your awards are posted online, please allow at least 1 business day for your financial aid to show in the bookstore.

 

HOW TO USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID

  •  In-Store
    •  Bring your Student ID Card* OR a valid Photo ID(Driver's License, etc).
    •  Bring your course schedule so the bookstore can help you get the correct textbooks for your courses.  You can bring a printed schedule or pull up your schedule on your phone.  The bookstore will need the Course Department, Course number, and course section to get you the correct textbooks.
    •  You will need to have your student ID number(NOT your Star ID), to checkout at the bookstore. You will be unable to use your Financial Aid without this number.
  •  Online
    •  You must first create a student account on the Century College Bookstore Website before you can order your textbooks online.
    •  After your account has been created please navigate to the Textbook Search Menu - Textbooks>Order Textbooks
    •  Add each of your courses into the search criteria - Department(ACCT, COMM, ENGL, MATH, etc) and Course-Section-Instructor(1020 01, James; etc) then click "View Your Materials"
    •  Add your textbooks and materials to your cart
    •  Choose your options from the pop-up menus
    •  At the payment option menu click on the Payment method Drop Down and choose the Student Financial Aid/Other option.
    •  You will need to use your student ID number on your student ID card*(NOT your star ID) as your account number when Checking out. If you do not have a student ID card use your MNSCU tech ID number - you can find this number on your printed course schedule or in eServices in the top right-hand corner of the screen once you have logged in.
    •  A backup payment method is require when purchasing with Financial Aid.  This is required to pay for any items not covered by Financial Aid - Food & Beverages, Gifts, etc.
  •  Please note that if your Financial Aid status changes and does not cover your tuition and fee charges for any reason (including dropping or adding credits, unsatisfactory progress holds, etc.) you are responsible for repayment of any Financial Aid charges in from the bookstore.

*If you do not have a student ID card yet please use your MNSCU tech ID number - you can find that on your printed course schedule or in eServices in the top right-hand corner of the screen after you log- in.

 

WHAT CAN BE PURCHASED WITH FINANCIAL AID

  •  Required textbook/course materials, dictionaries and study aids.
  •  Required kits, uniforms, equipment and tools related to the classes you are currently enrolled in (i.e. art kits, stethoscopes, safety glasses, scrubs, etc).
  •  MTC College Bus Pass.
  •  General school supplies in reasonable quantities.
  •  Century clothing in reasonable quantities.

 

WHAT CANNOT BE PURCHASED WITH FINANCIAL AID

  •  Food and beverage items.
  •  Gift items.

 

 

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Bookstore Hours

Monday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Friday Closed

 Saturday, & Sunday: CLOSED


For any change in store hours - extended hours, special events, or holiday closures, please see our "Calendar" above.

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West Campus
White Bear Lake, MN. 55110

Phone: 651.779.3284
Fax: 651.779.3283

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