Book Vouchers

What is a “book voucher” and how does it work?

A book voucher is a service provided to students with financial aid that allows them to purchase textbooks and needed supplies at the Barnes & Noble bookstores located on the Brenham and Bryan campuses. The student utilizes the Blinn College student ID card to access the book voucher at the bookstore. The amount of the book voucher is based upon an estimate of the financial aid that is to be received by the student and the number of hours the student has enrolled in, normally not to exceed $1,200. As the student adds and drops classes, the amount of the book voucher can change. On the date of record, the estimated bookstore voucher is replaced on the student’s account by the actual charges incurred at the bookstore. Once bookstore charges are placed on the student’s account, it is the responsibility of the student to repay these charges, either through financial aid or other payment sources.

Schulenburg and Sealy Campus students’ book vouchers are handled manually. Please contact the main offices at these campuses for additional information.

How do I know if I have received a book voucher?

  • Login to myBLINN
  • Click My Records
  • Under My Account (click the semester)
  • This will show the amount of the “bookstore voucher estimate” which is based upon full-time status. The amount is shown as a charge because it is used out of your financial aid.