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Off-Campus Course Textbooks/Reimbursement

 The CECFC bookstore provides students with textbooks for high school and college classes. If you are a CECFC student taking an off-campus course and the required textbook is not in our bookstore, we offer a reimbursement program on specific dates at the end of each semester. Borrowing or renting your textbooks is preferred. Please take care of the books you are provided.  
Required + Borrow from CECFC = FREE
Required + Rented = Reimbursements available until May 6, 2019
Required + Purchased = May 14th Reimbursement
  1. WHAT BOOKS/MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED?  Go to the bookstore website of the college you are taking classes from.  Enter the term, the course prefix, and the course number/section of the courses you are taking (e.g. Fall 2018 ENG 121-602).  You can enter multiple courses.  You can then PRINT your list of course materials.  Save this list and your receipt to submit later for reimbursement.
      1. Note:  Both required AND optional books and access codes will be listed.  CEC will ONLY reimburse for REQUIRED materials.
      1. BEST option:  With your ISBN number(s), submit a CECFC Bookstore Request to see if you can borrow your book for FREE from CEC.
      2. OTHER options:  With your ISBN number(s), search other book rental sites ( compares multiple sites) for the cheapest rental prices. Follow the rental checklist below.
      3. If a book or access code cannot be rented:  When you absolutely cannot find a book available for rent, you may purchase it, knowing it will cost you more dollars from your voucher.  Access codes may always be purchased and reimbursed through the rental process.
      1. Click here to submit for rental and access code reimbursement. (Please note the deadline for rental reimbursements at the top and bottom of this page.)
      2. Purchased books will be bought back for full purchase price at our textbook buyback dates at the end of the semester (original receipt required).
  4. Textbook reimbursement is only available to students with remaining voucher dollars.

    Textbook Checklist:

  • Search for required course materials – see Step 1 above.
  • Print the materials list from the college bookstore website.  You will need the 13-digit ISBN number for all textbooks.
  • Borrow for FREE from CEC if possible – see Step 2 above.
  • Search book rental websites for the cheapest rental prices.
  • Select the 125-day rental term.
  • Choose free or standard shipping.
  • Save the delivery packages for your return!
  • Print and save your receipts, whether your rent or buy.
  • Don’t highlight or write in the rented books.
  • Return the books at the end of the semester.
  • Follow the terms and conditions of the rental websites.
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(or buy an access code or consumable manual)
Deadline to submit receipts: May 6, 2019
(online- for rentals, access codes, and consumables)
Buyback Day
May 14, 2019 -- 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bring your book and receipt- leave with a check.