Textbook Award Program
Students who met the requirements to receive a $500 textbook scholarship for 8 semesters should claim their scholarship through Porches, following the instructions provided here.
To determine if you received the book scholarship:
Login to Porches and click "View and confirm your awards" in the Financial Aid channel on the Flyers First tab. Check the Award Overview tab.
If you are eligible for the scholarship, you'll see a message that says, "You are eligible to receive up to $500 per semester for the cost of books via the Text Book Award Program."
To claim the book scholarship:
To purchase textbooks for the fall 2013 semester, go to the Course Schedule channel in Porches. When viewing your schedule, there will be a link to “Purchase Books at the Bookstore.” You will be shown a list of classes, with full information about required books. If both options are available, you can select new or used. Make your selection and click “Add to Cart” for each class.
When you check out, your student ID will already be populated. Please make sure this information is correct, as it will be used to receive the credit for the book scholarship. You may be prompted to enter credit card information to complete the order, but you will only be charged for amounts over $500.
Are any of your books or course materials showing that they're out of stock? Don't worry, just check back later in the summer to see if additional books for your classes are in stock. You may place several orders over the course of the summer in order to expend the full value of your scholarship. However, each of these orders must be initiated from within Porches in order to be credited toward your scholarship.