SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) AT LEAST 3 MONTHS BEFORE CLASSES START.
Check the status of your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Normal wait time after submitting ALL required documents is 4 to 6 weeks. Check your email regularly for your Award Letter. If you accept loans, you must submit a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and attend Entrance Counseling. See KCC's Financial Aid webpage for more information. If you do not submit a FAFSA at least 3 months before classes start, you may want to consider having an alternate payment option in place for buying textbooks.
CHECK YOUR MYKCC PAGE TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO CHARGE
If the Financial Aid office still needs paperwork from you, those documents will be flagged as "not received." You must submit those documents, and wait for them to be processed, before charging items at the Bookstore. If eligible to charge, the amount you charge will be deducted from your financial aid disbursement. If your financial aid is revoked for any reason, you will be responsible for paying back any charges made at the Bookstore. Not all students are eligible for this program. To determine how much you may be eligible to charge, compare the difference between loans and grants and your tuition and fees statement.
BRING YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE WITH YOU TO THE BOOKSTORE
Textbooks are self-serve and arranged alphabetically by academic department. You might consider going to class first before purchasing textbooks. It is your responsibility to make sure you select the correct items. Check your class syllabus to verify the author and title and if the textbook is required or optional. Many classes require two or more textbooks. Please ask for assistance if you need help.
YOU MAY CHARGE MORE THAN JUST TEXTBOOKS
In addition to textbooks, you may charge school supplies, art supplies, backpacks, calculators, USB drives and many other academic items in stock at the Bookstore. Food, beverages and logo items are not eligible to be charged to your account.
ALL RETURNS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY YOUR ORIGINAL CASH REGISTER RECEIPT
Should you drop a class and need to return textbooks purchased at the KCC Bookstore, any refunds will be credited to your account. No cash refunds for financial aid transactions.
After the financial aid charge period, the Bookstore accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover card and personal checks (with KCC student ID) for purchases.