You may elect to have up to a maximum of $600 (subject to your aid availability) of your excess financial aid funds deposited into a Bookstore Account accessible to you at the SVSU Bookstore. You may opt-in to the Bookstore Advance program by going to "SVSU Bookstore Advance Opt-in" in the "Financial Profile" section of Cardinal Direct. You may purchase books at the SVSU Bookstore beginning at noon (12 p.m.) Monday, January 7, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. using your Winter 2013 excess financial aid funds.
Effective July 1, 2011, there are changes in SVSU's policy regarding book and merchandise purchases using excess financial aid. You will no longer be able to cash out at the Campus Financial Services Center if you have remaining funds after your book purchases. Any unused excess funds will be refunded/mailed to you at the end of the third week of classes.
If you opted-in to the Bookstore Advance program in a previous semester, you will remain opted-in for the current and future semesters. You may opt-out of the Bookstore advance program if your funds haven't been made available at the SVSU Bookstore by going to "SVSU Bookstore Advance Opt-in" in the "Financial Profile" section of Cardinal Direct.
Beginning with the Spring 2009 semester, there will be a change in SVSU's policy regarding book and merchandise returns that was originally purchased using your Bookstore Loan Advance from your Access SVSU ID card. Any book or merchandise returned to the SVSU Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) will no longer be given cash as a refund, but rather returned as a credit to your Bookstore Advance Account. Any unused funds will be credited to your student receivable account and refunded to you via SVSU's normal refund process approximately 3 weeks from the beginning of the semester. If you have further questions regarding this policy change, please contact CFSC at (989) 964-4900.