You may elect to have up to a maximum of $610 (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 6, 2014 - Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. using your Winter 2014 excess financial aid funds.
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.
Any book or merchandise returned to the SVSU Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) that was purchased using Bookstore Advance program funds 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.