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Purchasing Textbooks and Financial Aid

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Buy Your Books Online:

Students enrolled for all HCC credit and noncredit courses may order textbooks from the HCC Bookstore through the Internet with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and financial aid awards.

To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

To use your financial aid award availble funds, select "Customer Account" as the payment option and enter your student name and identification number in the appropriate fields.  Please note:  You may not make a purchase for more than your available financial aid award amount. 

The HCC Bookstore's online service offers you...

  • the assurance that you will receive the correct textbooks specified by your faculty,
  • peace of mind, knowing that your textbooks will arrive on time,
  • the knowledge that all your textbooks will be available when you need them,
  • student-friendly return policies with instant credit,
  • access to the latest textbook requirements so you can plan your budget,
  • UPS shipping to your home at no extra charge or select delivery for pick up at either the Laurel or Mount Ariy College Centers and
  • the convenience of ordering online.

In Person:
Book lists for each semester are provided for use in the HCC Bookstore.  Students should bring their registration forms to match the course and section numbers to the booklist.  Textbooks are listed on the booklist, and are shelved, alphabetically by course name.

Course cards are placed under each textbook title.  Textbooks listed on white course cards are required. Textbooks listed on pink course cards are optional and should not be purchased until the first class has been attended. 

To help make a distinction between Main Campus, the Laurel and Mount Airy College Center course materials, Laurel course cards are hightlighted in Yellow while Mount Airy College Center course cards are highlighted in Green both on the shelf as well as the booklist.

Used books, if any are available, are placed next to new textbooks of the same title and are identified by a yellow "Used Book" sticker on the spine.

Methods of payment include: cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, as well as *Financial Aid - *Students using financial aid as means of payment must have a current term student i.d. card at time of purchase.

Below is a link to Financial Aid department related information. This page has a worksheet and information on using excess FA funds in the Bookstore.

Students are advised not to purchase textbooks for future semesters without checking first with Bookstore staff.  Many textbooks change from semester to semester.

Textbook information is accurate when entered on the book lists and on the website, but may change as new information is received from faculty and/or publishers, or due to circumstances beyond the HCC Bookstore's control.  Prices may be subject to change.

Please feel free to contact the Bookstore via e-mail with any comments, questions or inquiries you may have. Please send your communications to

HCC Bookstore