Book Voucher Information

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Vouchers will be available for eligible students who need an advance on their refund to purchase books at the CMU Bookstore a minimum of two days prior to the start of classes and will continue to be available until the Wednesday of the 2nd week of classes. To be eligible for a book voucher, students must have all financial aid paperwork completed and be due a refund (includes Pell Grant recipients). Vouchers are available for use in the Eagle Bookstore. Students can determine if they are due a refund by checking the financial assistance and billing and payment sections of their myCMU account or by calling the Business Office. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through the CMU bookstore. Students who choose to use the book voucher will have a charge for the amount of the voucher placed against his/her student account. 

College of Graduate and Extended Studies

The CMU Business Office will provide a list to MBS prior to the start of classes for all students eligible for a book voucher, which can be used to purchase needed textbooks and supplies at MBS online. To be eligible students must meet the following criteria: fully admitted degree-seeking student (all official transcripts received), registered for class(es), have all financial aid steps (including verification) completed, have a Title IV credit balance available, and complete a Book Voucher Request Form through myCMU (under "Billing and Payments" section) no later than 10 days before the start date of a term. Once the book voucher is available, students will receive an email from Missouri Book Service (MBS) with instructions on how to order books from their website. The book voucher is an advance of financial aid and the book charge is placed on student tuition account. If the student’s financial aid does not fully cover the tuition/book charges, the student will be billed for the remainder of the balance and is fully responsible for these charges. Even if eligible, students are not required to use the book voucher or purchase books through MBS. The availability of a book voucher is dependent upon when the criteria.

Session: Date Eligibility
Criteria Met:
Book Voucher
Availability:
Fall and Session 1 2016 August 5 August 17-24
  August 12 August 20-24
Session 2, 2016 October 7 October 19-26
  October 14 October 22-26
Spring and Session 3, 2017 December 30 January 11-18
  January 7 January 14-18
Session 4, 2017 March 3 March 15-22
  March 10 March 18-22
Summer 2017 May 19 May 31-June7
  May 26 June 3-7
Session: Date Eligibility
Criteria Met:
Book Voucher
Availability:
Fall and Session 1 2017 August 4 August 16-23
  August 11 August 19-23
Session 2, 2017 October 6 October 18-25
  October 13 October 21-25
Spring and Session 3, 2018 December 29 January 10-17
  January 5 January 13-17
Session 4, 2018 March 2 March 14-21
  March 9 March 17-21
Summer 2018 May 18 May 30-June 6
  May 25 June 2-6