Book Charging Service
Book charging allows you to add the cost of your books, supplies and technology, up to $600, purchased at the Normandale Bookstore 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.
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 the remainder of financial aid after your tuition and fees, or your own payment.
Students become eligible to use Book Charging service one of two ways:
- Sign up for the Nelnet Payment Plan via e-services.
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year and have the results sent to Normandale
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.
Students who have not used Book Charging by this time but plan to use excess financial aid to pay for books will have to wait until receiving their aid disbursement which will not occur until the 10th day of the term. We recommend you use book charging if you are eligible.
Please be aware that financial aid cannot be used to cover shipping charges for textbook orders.
If you selected pick-up, you will receive an email to schedule an appointment to pick up your books. Please have orders picked up within three weeks of the date the order was placed or it will be cancelled and the amount refunded.
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.