Book Charging Service
Book charging allows you to add the cost of your books, up to $600, purchased at the Normandale bookstore to your tuition and fees account, delaying payment for your books until after the semester has started. Financial Aid applicants and students who are enrolled in the Nelnet Payment Plan may be able to use book charging.
Book charging 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.
Spring 2017 dates for book charging are Monday, December 12th - Thursday, January 12th.
Students become eligible to use the Book Charging service one of two ways:
- Sign up for the Nelnet Payment Plan via e-services and complete the online book charging form.
- Complete a 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.
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.