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Bookstore Credit Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I access financial aid bookstore credit?

The Office of Financial Aid will email all students WHEN and IF they become eligible to receive financial aid bookstore credit. To use your bookstore credit, visit and choose Financial Aid as the payment method when checking out. Remember, your financial aid must total more than your tuition and fees to be eligible for a bookstore credit.

When is bookstore credit available?

Bookstore credit is generally available 10 calendar days before the start of classes. You should receive an email to your LCCC email address letting you know when bookstore credit is available for that semester. New bookstore credit is generated every semester that a student is eligible for financial aid and has excess funds available after the payment of tuition and fees. 

What if I should have bookstore credit but have not received it?

You may need to complete a requirement or provide additional information to the Office of Financial Aid to receive bookstore credit. Please check your portal for any outstanding requirements or contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 610-799-1133. 

Do I have to provide paper proof of my bookstore credit to the bookstore?

You do not have to provide paper proof of bookstore credit to purchase books at the LCCC bookstore. The LCCC bookstore recommends providing a copy of your class schedule to the bookstore since books are section specific. Please bring your LCCC photo ID as well. 

How do I use my financial aid to pay for my books online?

Visit the LCCC bookstore website and choose Financial Aid as the payment method when checking out. 

Can I purchase an eBook instead of a physical copy of a required book?

The required and recommended materials for your course will specify if there is a digital version available. If there are both physical and digital versions available, you can choose which to use. If you have questions about a specific course, ask the campus bookstore.   

What if I have more questions about textbooks, course materials, or supplies?

Visit the LCCC Main Campus Bookstore at, email them at, or call them at 6107991126.

Can I use bookstore credit for text rentals?

Yes. Text rental is available at Under the category “Books” you will find information about text rentals.   

What can’t be purchased with bookstore credit?

You can’t use your bookstore credit to purchase furniture, TVs, projectors, clothing, cosmetics, cell phones, watches, magazines, gift cards, greeting cards, candy, food, water bottles, airtags, or textbooks not required for class. You are allowed to purchase one technology item per semester using your bookstore credit.

What if I have more questions about my financial aid?

Check your portal account first at myLCCC. You can also email the Office of Financial Aid at or call them at 610-799-1133. Review our Financial Aid page for additional information.  

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