Colorado Christian University students can use financial aid funds directly at the CCU Bookstore to purchase textbooks and supplies. To help facilitate obtaining textbooks in a timely manner, CCU has made arrangements with the CCU Bookstore to allow students to charge the purchase of educationally related items against pending financial aid for the semester. Financial aid funds are not disbursed until after the start of the semester, but students usually need books before the term starts. Students now have a way to charge their books at the CCU Bookstore before their funds are disbursed and before the start of class. Amounts charged at the CCU Bookstore are deducted from students’ financial aid refund.
Financial aid must first be used to cover charges for tuition and fees. If there are additional funds after covering tuition and fees, these funds can be made available at the CCU Bookstore. You can use up to $1,000 for textbooks and up to $500 for educational supplies, technology, and apparel each semester, pending financial aid availability.
Students may visit the CCU Bookstore on the Lakewood campus, call the bookstore (303-963-3289), or visit the CCU Bookstore website to place their order. When ordering online, select the “Alternate Forms of Payment” drop-down menu, and then select “CCU Financial Aid” to charge bookstore purchases to financial aid. Students should verify the amount of financial aid funding available before charging bookstore purchases to financial aid. Purchase amounts greater than available financial aid must be covered by students out-of-pocket.
Bookstore charges may be made at the following times:
All bookstore charges using financial aid must be made at the CCU Bookstore, and must be used by the financial aid recipient only. Students must provide their CCU student ID number. The CCU Bookstore does not have the ability to locate student ID numbers. Students are only allowed to charge amounts available to them, depending on their student award minus tuition and fee charges. Sales tax and shipping charges are included.
Financial aid funds can be used for textbooks, educational supplies, technology, and clothing. Financial aid funds cannot be used to purchase food or gift cards.
Students who make changes to enrollment that reduce the amount of aid will still be responsible for any charges made in the CCU Bookstore.
Students who purchase books from a source other than the CCU Bookstore may receive their financial aid credit balance via direct deposit or check based on the disbursement schedule for their college. No refund of financial aid funds will be made prior to the scheduled date. Students who opt to purchase text books and course materials elsewhere should plan accordingly.
Textbooks may be returned to the CCU Bookstore for credit on account if students drop courses within the designated drop period. Books must be returned in original condition with the CCU Bookstore receipt. For credit, books must be returned on the following schedule: