Financial aid disbursements do not begin until after the semester starts, so students will not receive their financial aid refunds to buy books until then (please see the Financial Aid Calendar to view this year's financial aid disbursement date). For this reason, UBalt has a bookstore credit program to assist financial aid recipients with purchasing their textbooks prior to financial aid disbursement.
UBalt campus and Shady Grove students may request a "credit" each term to buy textbooks, school supplies, a computer, a backpack, or other educationally necessary items.
- While there is a credit maximum, students whose textbook costs exceed the limit, or those who wish to buy a computer, may request additional funds.
For detailed information on the Bookstore Credit program, please visit the
official Bookstore Credit website.
How do I Qualify?
You must be anticipating a financial aid refund in order to qualify for a Bookstore Credit. To receive a refund, your anticipated financial aid must be greater than your tuition and fees. You can view your financial aid offer and your charges on your My Student Center (located on the top left of the MyUBalt Portal).
If you have further questions regarding the Bookstore Credit, please see the Bookstore Credit FAQ.
How To Apply
Please see your MyUBalt portal for details regarding the Bookstore Credit application open and closure dates.