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Book Allowance

Book Allowance

A book allowance is an advancement charged against your financial aid refund that allows you to purchase books and other supplies. The book allowance amount will be deducted from your excess financial aid. For additional information view the Frequently Asked Questions.

The book allowance is advanced through Southwest funds not Federal Grant funds. By accepting a book allowance, the student agrees to be responsible for the full repayment of the book allowance, when a change in enrollment status results in a financial aid adjustment (i.e. changes in enrollment due to class cancellation by College, withdrawal from Southwest, cancellation/termination of aid by Financial Aid Office, etc.).

Book allowances will be posted to the Southwest Refund Card [Comdata Debit Card] or be available by paper check. If posted to a card call 888-265-8228 to verify that your book allowance has electronically posted to your card.

Book Allowance paper checks will be available for pick-up in the Union Avenue Campus Cashier's Office which is located in the M Building, room 107. The office will be open from 9 a.m. till 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The paper check must be picked up by the student to whom it is issued and a picture ID must be shown.

View additional information about the Southwest Refund Card [Comdata Debit Card] to include usage, balances, and fees.