Camel Direct Textbook Program

 

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Campbell University is committed to empowering students to achieve academic success by providing timely access to essential learning materials.

Launching in fall 2019, the Camel Direct Textbook Program will provide all main campus undergraduate students access to required textbooks, lab manuals and computer codes for an affordable flat rate of $375 per semester. The fee for part-time students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours is $187.50.

Students enrolled in the program save an average of 65% per semester.

Textbook Rental FAQs

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and electronic book versions to main campus undergraduate students.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular biology kits, engineering kits or nursing kits.

All main campus undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the Camel Book Program.

A flat-rate fee will be assessed to the student account each semester, in accordance with the published Tuition and Fees Schedule.

Students will come to the Campbell University Bookstore to pick up their box of course materials.

Yes, the program provides students with the option to purchase textbooks used throughout the semester at a reduced rate during the return period.

Students are required to return items issued through the book program to the University bookstore during finals week.

A charge, as determined by the University bookstore, will be assessed to students failing to return items issued through the book program within the designated time period.

Students dropping a course or withdrawing from the University must return items issued through the book program within 24 hours of the course drop or University withdrawal.

If a course is added the student will place an online order for the course materials needed through the University bookstore

Can I opt-out?

Students electing to opt-out of the program must remit the Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out form in person to the University Business Office located in the McLeod Admissions and Financial Aid Center before the first day of class.  

Emailed copies of the form will only be accepted if the form is emailed to CUBookRental@campbell.edu from the student’s Campbell email address. The email address will be verified by Business Office staff.

Once the opt-out form is received by the Business Office, the University is no longer responsible for issuing textbooks to the student.

Students are required to opt-out each semester.

Download the opt-out form

 

Can I opt-out if I’ve already received my rental books?

Yes, students electing to opt-out of the program who have already received their rental books from Barnes & Noble are required to return the books to the bookstore within 24 hours of submitting the opt-out form to the Business Office. Students failing to do so will be assessed the full cost of each book to their student account.

When will I receive my refund after opting out?

Upon receiving official notice that a student wishes to opt-out of the program, the fee will be credited within 10 business days.

Policy for Title IV Financial Aid Recipients

In accordance with federal regulations, Campbell University has established a policy under which an eligible Title IV financial aid recipient may opt-out of the flat-rate book program. Students are encouraged to read the opt-out policy, prior to submitting the Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out form to the Business Office.

  • Students opting out of the Camel Book Program must opt-out before the first day of class and may not re-enter the program during the semester.
  • Students electing to opt-out of the program must remit the Title IV Financial Aid Recipient Textbook Program Opt-Out form in person to the Campbell University Business Office located in the McLeod Admissions and Financial Aid Center before the first day of class.  Emailed copies of the form will only be accepted if the form is emailed to CUBookRental@campbell.edu from the student’s Campbell email address. The email address will be verified by Business Office staff.
  • Students electing to opt-out of the program and have received their books from Barnes and Noble through the book program are required to return the books to the bookstore within 24 hours of remitting the opt-out form to the Business Office.  Students failing to do so will be assessed the full cost of each book to their student account.
  • Title IV financial aid recipients have the option of purchasing books at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase all required books for the program should they opt-out of the program.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to review the book list on our website and confirm the title and ISBN number for the current book being used for the course with their instructor, as editions can change frequently.
  • The transfer of financial aid credit balances (Book Bucks) are not available for student eligible to participate in the Camel Book Program.  The Camel Book Program satisfies Title IV Cash Management requirements.