Campus Store

Textbook Adjustment

Purchasing all required textbooks from the University Bookstore is compulsory for students and charges are levied for books regardless of whether or not students choose to take them.  Students are charged for their textbooks in advance and the difference is adjusted later.  Faculty books and materials are charged to the individual schools.

 

Exceptions to the above rule include:

  • Siblings, who may choose to share books.  One of the siblings should inform the Bookstore of their intent to share and present both University ID cards to justify the case.
  • Married couples, who may choose to share books.  One of the two should inform the Bookstore of their intent to share and present both University ID cards to justify the case.
  • Students repeating courses, who are not compelled to buy books for the courses unless different books are assigned.
  • Recent edition changes.  Students will not be compelled to buy a new edition if they already own the edition existing immediately before it.  (For example, a student who owns Ed. 5 of a book will not be charged for Ed. 6 required by another class.)

 

To return textbooks or course materials for any reason, the student should present his/her ID, his/her textbook invoice, and the updated schedule and respect the following conditions: 

  • New textbooks must be in the same condition as when purchased and have no names, marks, highlights, or bent covers).
  • If the textbook includes other items like study guides, CD-ROMs, or cassettes, all items must be returned with the book in good condition.  Students must also return the wrapping, as it has a barcode label on it.
  • If a class is dropped after add /drop period, the student must provide an official copy of the drop slip.  All other requirements apply.
  • Prompt returns are important.  Books for classes dropped during the add/drop period should be returned within one week of officially dropping the class.  The Bookstore fixes a deadline for returns, usually three weeks after the registration period in the Spring and Fall, and only one week after the beginning of the Summer session.
  • Damaged/defective copies of textbooks or course materials are exchangeable for non-defective ones, so long as they are returned within two days of the purchase date.
  • Textbooks purchased for personal use and paid for with cash or cash-wallet are not eligible for refund.
  • Software materials may be returned only if the seals are not broken.