If the total amount of your financial aid award for a semester (excluding FWS & Alternative/Private Loans) exceeds the cost of tuition and fees, you may be eligible for a Book Advance to purchase books and supplies at the beginning of the semester. If you qualify, you will be notified through your FIU Email address and a Book Advance link will be posted on my.fiu.edu on Learner Services: Finances, and then Accept/Decline Awards. Please note, a Book Advance is not additional financial aid; it is simply an advance of the credit your financial aid will create once disbursed to your student account.
Book Advance funds will be available on your FIU One Card (blue-colored stripe) within 30 minutes after it is accepted online. The book advance will automatically create a charge to your Account Inquiry. The funds are only allowed to be used at Barnes & Noble at the Bookstore until the add/drop period. After the add/drop period, any remaining funds will be transferred to the FIU One Card Cash Account to be used anywhere on campus. For more information, please visit FIU One Card--Finanical Aid.