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Book Allowance

Book Allowance

CBS will now offer book allowances maximum of $500 beginning Fall 2017 to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be Pell eligible and have a credit balance on their account. This will include all FSA funds (Example Student loans) 
  • All financial aid documents must be completed and ready for disbursement 10 days prior to the first start of class  
  • $500 dollars will be mailed out the student starting the first week of class 

If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, register early, and have funds remaining after tuition/fees are deducted, the CBS Office of Financial Aid will process a book allowance for you. This book charge authorization is not part of your Pell Grant. It is a short term loan from CBS as a courtesy to help defray expenses until Pell Grant awards can be processed and may not cover the total cost of your books. Book allowances will be mailed the first week of classes. This allowance will be deducted from your Pell Grant award before refunds are made. If you wish to decline the book allowances you must do so in writing. If you are eligible for a loan or Pell Grant and did not register in time for a book allowance you must contact the Office of Financial Aid to see if you are eligible to have one processed.