Emergency Textbook Loan program
NAU assist students with textbook loans
Northern Arizona University’s Emergency Textbook Loan Program assists students with limited financial means in obtaining required textbook(s) for school. To help us support as many students as possible, all loaned textbooks must be returned at the end of the term. Please review the information below and contact us by email with any questions.
Eligibility Criteria Accordion Closed
To participate in the Emergency Textbook Loan Program, you:
- Must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.
- Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits).
- Must be enrolled and attending the Flagstaff campus at Northern Arizona University.
- Must be referred by a full-time NAU staff or faculty member.
- Must be currently enrolled for the class for which the book(s) is required.
- Must be eligible to receive financial aid and meet the definition of financially needy per Federal Title IV definitions.
- Must have a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
- Please check your NAU LOUIE To Do List and submit any financial aid documents requested (i.e. Verification) and/or complete the Consent to Release Data checklist item. Consent is needed to be able to release FAFSA information.
Which books are offered? Accordion Closed
New, used, and rentals are available for this program from the NAU bookstore only. Clickers, course packs and other suggested materials may be covered. This program does not support anything purchased online or outside the on-campus bookstore.
How many books may a student obtain? Accordion Closed
Students are allowed to borrow up to six books per semester. As there is a limited amount of funding available each academic year, the actual number of books may vary. Applications will be considered on a first come-first served basis.
Students are approved for the Emergency Textbook Loan Program based on a combination of factors that include but are not limited to: 1) eligibility, 2) financial need, 3) date complete application was submitted, and 4) past borrower history.
Notification of award/denial
Applications are accepted starting seven days prior to the start of term. The priority application deadline is the drop with a “W” date (approximately nine days after the start of the semester); and the final application deadline is the administrative drop deadline (21st day into the semester).
- An email will be sent to confirm or deny a student’s qualification for the Emergency Textbook Loan Program.
- Books may be purchased beginning the second week of classes.
- Failure to purchase books by the administrative drop deadline will forfeit the award.
- All textbooks must be returned to the Office of the Dean of Students, University Union Room 104 on or before the last day of finals. If a student is tardy in returning their textbook(s), they may be ineligible to participate in the book loan program in future semesters.
- Failure to return the book(s) will result in a charge to the student’s LOUIE account for the total value of the unreturned books based on the date of purchase. This may result in a hold on the student’s account, which could prevent future registration for classes or access to unofficial transcripts. This may also result in a reduction of other financial aid received in the academic term.
- Students who damage or lose books must purchase a new copy of the book(s) or this will result in a charge to the LOUIE account for the replacement cost of the book(s) at the time of replacement.