Financial Aid and Textbooks: Why Wait in Line?

Published: May 3, 2012

Students who have anticipated aid in excess of paying their tuition and fees have three ways to purchase their books and supplies up to $650.00, for the upcoming summer 2012 semester.

Option 1:  Beginning Wednesday, May 9, 2012, you may order your books and supplies online through the TNCC Bookstore.  Go to; select Virginia then Thomas Nelson Community College.  You then choose the campus that the class is being held.  The Hampton Bookstore carries textbooks for all campuses (Hampton, Historic Triangle, and Distance).  The Historic Triangle (HT) Bookstore only stocks the textbooks for the HT campus.  You will need your student ID number to place the order.

When ordering online you have the option to have your order shipped to your home or be picked-up at the Bookstore.  A shipping charge up to $19.99 will be deducted from your financial aid.  Allow three (3) business days for processing online orders.  You will receive an e-mail when your order is ready.  Please print your confirmation page when picking up orders.   The pick-up option will remain open until the first day of class or until storage space is no longer available.

Option 2:  The ability to rent your textbooks is available online and in the store.  You may save up to 50% by renting selected textbooks.  You will need to have a valid credit card to insure the textbook is returned in good condition.  The credit card will only be charged if the book(s) is not returned or is damaged.  Please register at

Option 3:  You can still go to the bookstore to purchase your books and supplies.  The dates for this option are May 14 –June 1, 2012.

Note:  All bookstore charges for 10W, 8W, 6W1, 5W1, 5W2 and Dynamic dated sessions must occur during the charge dates listed above.  These dates are the only times that students may charge books with financial aid, regardless of when their classes begin.

Additionally, if you are currently enrolled and on financial aid probation or on an academic plan, your spring grades will need to be reviewed before we are able to release your funds to the bookstore.

Hampton and Williamsburg Bookstore Hours:

Hampton (May 14th through June 1st   Closed May 28th Memorial Day)

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 

Williamsburg  (May 21st  through May 25th   Closed May 28th Memorial Day)

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Williamsburg  (Summer Hours   Begin May 7th (Except Week Listed Above))

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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