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Book Advance

A book advance is a way to have funding put on your Providence College ID card for use in the campus bookstore to pay for books and supplies at the beginning of each semester. A book advance can only be used to pay for purchases in person at the campus book store and is not available to purchase items through their online system.

Students with a pending credit could be eligible.  A pending credit is when your total financial aid (excluding work-study and payment plans) exceeds your total Providence College charges for the semester.  Although your actual credit may be higher, you may not access more than the budgeted allowance in your cost of attendance, per semester, minus any Book Awards from the College.

All students can access the Book Advance Request by visiting our Forms section of the web.  All students can complete the form in person, via fax or regular standard mail.

Please note that the book advance request is actually a charge that is being added to your billing statement. Therefore, it will reduce the remaining pending credit available to you once all of your actual financial aid is applied towards your bill. If your anticipated financial aid changes for any reason since receiving your book advance, you are responsible for paying the charge on your student account generated by this request.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid or PC Card Office & Services.