Financial Aid  Book Advance Program

Use excess aid for books with our Book Advance Program (BAP)

If you have verifiable financial aid in excess of your charges already posted to your account, you may be eligible to participate in BAP.

You may request BAP be deposited to your OCU StarCard so you can pay for your books at the OCU Campus Store. You may use this to purchase new or used textbooks or participate in the book rental program.

Funds placed on your OCU StarCard will remain on your card for use throughout your enrollment at OCU and will only be refunded to you upon request when you leave the University. Please allow 48 business hours for processing in the Student Accounts Office.

The program saves you time and effort. Just follow these easy steps:

  • Verify you are currently enrolled in classes.
  • Fill out the form below.
  • Once we verify your eligibility, BAP funds will be available immediately for use at the OCU Campus Store with your StarCard.

BAP will be activated on the following dates:

  • Spring 2015 – December 5, 2014. Maximum $800
  • Summer 2015 – May 1, 2014. Maximum $500
  • Fall 2015 – July 31, 2014. Maximum $800

To receive BAP funds for the Spring semester, requests must be made and received prior to the office closing for Christmas Break. The last day to accept requests for processing prior to closing will be December 22, 2014. Any requests received after that date will be processed when the University opens January 5, 2015.