Financial Aid Ordering Information
CLICK HERE to start the process to use financial aid/tuition
assistance to purchase books and supplies. This link will take you to your myCSMD account sign on page. Once you sign in you are taken to the Online Bookstore Authorization Form. Please fill out all information and submit.
THE ONLINE BOOKSTORE AUTHORIZATION FORM IS REQUIRED TO PROCESS ALL ONLINE FINANCIAL AID ORDERS
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Financial Aid FAQs
I have financial aid funds; can I use these to purchase online?
Yes, you will need to complete the financial aid authorization form and then place your order. Your CSM student ID number is required to place an order. Please make sure that when you are placing your order that the same name is used that is on the authorization form, otherwise it may cause a delay in processing your order.
Why do I need to complete the authorization form?
The authorization grants permission to the bookstore to charge your student account, without it we cannot process your order.
I don’t have enough financial aid to cover my order. Can I make a split transaction using financial aid and a credit/debit card?
Yes, you will need to know the amount of financial aid you have available. At check out you will enter the financial aid tender first and the dollar amount you want to use. Once you enter your balance due will show and you can proceed with your credit/debit card information.
What can I purchase using my financial aid?
Most financial aid covers textbooks, course materials, clothing, school supplies, computers and computer supplies. Financial aid will not cover gift and graduation items.
Can I use financial aid to rent a textbook?
Yes, you can use financial aid for the payment of your textbook. However, a credit/debit must be used for the rental guarantee. The card will only be charged if the rental textbook is not returned by the due date or is damaged.
Do I need to fill out the authorization form every time I place an order?
You only need to fill out the form once a semester (fall, winter, spring, summer). Once it is filled out for the semester you do not need to fill out again for additional orders during that semester.