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Books and Supplies Preauthorization

 
 
A credit will be pre-authorized for CA resident students awarded a Pell Grant AND enrolled at least half-time (6 units) to purchase books and supplies through the COD Bookstore.

For students who have been awarded the Pell grant and are in good standing the following information can be used to determine how much bookstore credit will be received:
 
FAFSA EFC Range                   Bookstore Pre-Authorization Amount
 
0    to         3700                           $500.00 
 
3701   to     4,600                         $250.00
 
 
Please note, amount awarded will also depend on units enrolled in. Students who qualify for the Books and Supplies Preauthorization and are enrolled in less than 12 units will receive $250. 

Qualifying students may request an increase to their authorization to purchase books above their initial authorization. 

The credit authorizations for the Fall and Spring term will be available approximately a week before the first day of the term. 
 
Bookstore charges will be posted to your student account which will be paid by the first disbursement of your Pell Grant.  Students not wishing to use the bookstore authorization will receive the full first disbursement of their Pell Grant.  For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
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