Book Charging Service
BLOC allows you to add the cost of your books, up to $600, purchased at the Normandale Textbook Depot to your tuition and fees bill. It is an interest-free line of credit that allows you to wait until after the semester has started to pay for your books. Financial Aid applicants and students who are enrolled in the Nelnet Payment Plan may be able to use book charging.
BLOC is not grant money or additional financial aid! It is like a credit card that allows you to "charge" the cost of your books, up to $600, to your tuition and fees account. You are responsible for the payment of the cost of your books, either through financial aid in excess of your tuition and fees, or your own payment.
Summer 2019 book charging is available Monday, May 13 through Tuesday, June 11.
Fall 2019 book charging is available Monday, July through Wednesday, September 4.
Students become eligible to use BLOC service one of two ways:
- Sign up for the Nelnet Payment Plan via e-services and complete the online book charging form.
- Complete a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results sent to Normandale
You will receive an email to your my.normandale.edu email account notifying you when you are eligible for book charging. You should allow for up to three days after you become eligible for this email to be sent. Make sure to check your junk email folder, as sometimes the emails are moved there.
Students who have a past due balance at Normandale or are on academic or financial aid suspension are not eligible to use the book charging service. Your eligibility may change if you are suspended from financial aid or your account becomes past due after your book charging eligibility was originally determined.
Summer 2019 book charging is available Monday, May 13 through Tuesday, June 11. . Students who have not used BLOC by this time but plan to use excess financial aid to pay for this books will have to wait until after aid disbursement to access these funds. We recommend you use book charging if you are eligible.
You must check your my.normandale.edu email account for notification of your eligibility of book charging. If you have not received an email, the Textbook Depot does not have a book charging account set up for you. Make sure to check your junk email folder, as sometimes the emails are moved there.
For more information, including Book Charging for Veterans, PSEO and Third Party-funded students, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Additional Book Charging Information Page.