Using Your Financial Aid at the Bookstore | Thomas Nelson Community College

Using Your Financial Aid at the Bookstore

Students using the Bookstore to purchase their books and supplies will need to complete the bookstore authorization form each academic year.  Additionally, if you are currently enrolled and on financial aid probation or on an academic plan, your fall grades will need to be reviewed before we are able to release your funds to the Bookstore.

The VCCS (Virginia Community College System) Bookstore policy states:  Students using financial aid in the College Bookstore may purchase only required books and supplies that correlate with registered, eligible courses for the term.  This means that items such as course related electronics outside of laptops (e.g., tablets, cameras, and scientific calculators), uniforms, and tools may only be purchased if they are listed as required on the course syllabus.  During the book purchase period, books and supplies purchased using financial aid cannot be returned to the College Bookstore for cash.  Amounts for returned items must be credited back to the aid fund type that paid for the books and supplies on the student’s account.
Students who have anticipated aid in excess of paying their tuition and fees have two ways to purchase their books and supplies up to $650, for the upcoming spring 2019 semester:

Option 1:  Online through the Thomas Nelson Bookstore.  Go to TNCCShop.com for the Hampton campus.  Go to TNCCHTShop.com for the Historic Triangle campus.  The Hampton Bookstore carries textbooks for all campuses (Hampton, Historic Triangle, Southeast Higher Education Center, 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 $5.50 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.  Along with a pictured ID, you will need your order number.  The pick-up option will remain open until storage space is no longer available.

Option 2:  Purchase your books and supplies in person at the bookstore.  

Textbook rental is also 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 www.efollett.com.  Not all textbooks are eligible for rent.

 

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Historic Triangle campus

M 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
T 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
W 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
TH 8 a.m.– 7 p.m.
F 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.