Bookstore credit allows a student to purchase textbooks and necessary supplies by charging these purchases to studentís account. A student account is established for you by the University when you first apply. Students who have more financial aid than their cost of tuition and fees may have this charge covered by financial aid once it disburses. Students without financial aid or who have other 3rd party funding for books (employer, workforce agency, etc.) may also use this program.
Bookstore Credits are available each semester during the dates published on the website. A message will be sent to the studentís metrostate.edu email when the credit is calculated and ready for use.
Bookstore Credit Program Eligibility:
Students are eligible for the Bookstore Credit program if they are enrolled in courses, degree-seeking, have authorized the University to place a book and supply charge on their student account, and do not have any active holds on their student account.
Bookstore Credit maximum charges for Undergraduate students: $600 (12 credits or more), $400 (9-11 credits), $300 (6-8 credits), $200 (1-5 credits).
Bookstore Credit maximum charges for Graduate students: $600 (8 credits or more), $400 (6-7 credits), $300 (4-5 credits), $200 (1-3 credits).
Obtaining the Bookstore Credit:
- All students must complete, sign, and return the Bookstore Credit and Other Miscellaneous Charges Authorization form to Gateway Student Services on the St. Paul Campus. Students will need to do this only once while enrolled at Metropolitan State.
- After selecting books and supplies at the University Bookstore (St. Paul Campus) or online, students will be asked to present their student identification card to the cashier in the bookstore and inform the cashier that they have a bookstore credit.
- The disbursement of financial aid will pay for tuition, fees and bookstore charges in that order.
- If you are a student whose charges are paid by a 3rd party, please ask your payer for assistance in completing sections 2 and 3 of the Metropolitan State University Third Party Authorization Form. Forward the signed form to 3rd Party Billing, in Founders Hall 329. Students using a 3rd party must also sign the Bookstore Credit and Other Miscellaneous Charges Authorization.
- Any remaining balance owing after financial aid or 3rd party funds are received must be paid by the student to the University in accordance with the due dates.
Eligible Purchases with Bookstore Credit:
Student may purchase textbooks and necessary supplies only. Supplies include, but are not limited to, study guides, supplemental texts, workbooks, notebooks, notepaper or pads, pens, pencils, art/drawing supplies and calculators. Items that cannot be purchased with bookstore credit include clothing, mugs, food, mass market books (unless designated as a course text) and other items not necessary for course work.
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