What is Textbook and Campus Store Credit?
Textbook Credit may be used by students of the UBalt campus and Shady Grove to buy textbooks online, through UBalt's virtual textbook partner MBS Direct, and even pay for shipping. All students may also use Campus Store Credit in person, with a Bee Card at The Hive campus store in the Student Center. To be eligible, a student must have completed the financial aid process, which includes completing the FAFSA and the verification process if selected prior to the close of the end of the add/drop period of the current term.
Electing to use Textbook and/or Campus Store Credit does not change the total of your financial aid awards. It is not an additional award. This Credit is simply a way to access your financial aid for textbooks and campus store purchases.
The current dates for each semester can be found in the MyUBalt Portal, which is where you can opt into the credit.
The amounts you opt for Textbook and/or campus store Credit will appear on your student account as a charge to your student account for the semester. After the add/drop period, your financial aid will be applied towards these charges. This will result in the balance being deducted from your financial aid refund in the current semester, and then unused amounts will be refunded to you.
$800 maximum credit for fall semester
$800 maximum credit for spring semester
$400 maximum credit for summer semester
Additional credit may be available in certain circumstances.
Contact email@example.com with questions about the maximum credit per semester for your situation. Also refer to the FAQ page, which includes detailed information for veterans.
Please note , this is not a program that students choose to “charge it to my student account”. Instead, the program is designed to give students a credit at The Hive campus store or the online textbook store up to a pre-set amount, not to exceed a student's available financial aid after tuition is paid.
If a student chooses not to purchase his/her books with Textbook Credit, or use Campus Store credit at The Hive campus store for non-text book items, no action is necessary on his/her part and the full amount of the normal refund will be processed.
If you have more questions about Credit, CLICK HERE and refer to our FAQ page.