Bookstore Credit

Bookstore Credit

Financial aid grants and loans may be available to assist with books in the College Bookstore. Once your eligible financial aid is authorized, you will receive an email letting you know you may go to the HCC Bookstore to purchase books for classes. 

Everything you need to know about purchasing books with financial aid is below. 

**On August 13, 2018, you may start using financial aid to purchase books for fall. You will receive an email once your aid is authorized to purchase books. 

3 Things You Need to Know (read this)

  • GRANTS: When you have excess grant funds leftover after tuition and fees, your financial aid is available to assist with purchasing books beginning ten (10) days prior to the start of classes.
    • Excess funding is determined by subtracting tuition and fees costs from anticipated grant/scholarship aid.

  • LOANS: Excess student loan funding will be available after the first day of classes as long as all loan requirements are met (enrollment and attendance in 6 or more credits, completed loan promissory note and completed entrance loan counseling).

  • REFUNDS: The authorized aid to use in the bookstore is a part of your total financial aid award package. Whatever is left over AFTER buying your books will be your refund amount. Use funds wisely.



What to Bring to the Bookstore

A photo ID is required when using financial aid at the bookstore. To expedite the purchasing process, please bring your photo ID and fee bill with you to the bookstore.


Message from Bookstore about Flat Rate Shipping, Price Matching and Which Books to Buy

The HCC Bookstore is open and ready to serve you in our 8 locations and online at 

Flat Rate Shipping

We are offering flat rate shipping this term, so you can avoid the lines and have your selections sent to you. We also offer in store pickup at any of our 8 HCC Bookstore locations. This does take an additional 48 hours from time of processing, as the orders are sent via courier to each location. For any questions regarding your order, simply hit reply to your email confirmation or send your question to

Price Matching

The HCC Bookstore will Price match and To do this, titles must be an ISBN match, be in stock and be owned and shipped by or

Finding What You Need

If you are unsure about what you need, you can use the "buy my books" button on the right side of the course registration page.  This link will allow your class schedule to open in our website and will show you all of your options.

You can also find class specific information by following our new Canvas link.  For course specific information, follow the Canvas link from your professor to our webpage.

Download App and Deals

Once you have placed an order, you can follow your order using our mobile app, by pasting the links below in your browser.  New installs will also get a coupon good for 25% off one imprinted item at your campus store.



Financial Aid Contact Center

About Financial Aid

Call Center Hours: Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.