College Credit Plus
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CC+ Voucher Announcements
Refund Policy: Students are responsible for purchasing only eligible items on this account. If you receive an ineligible item or make adjustments to your schedule after an item is purchased, it may be returned in original condition before the account closing deadline. Access codes must not be exposed, scratched off, or used. Please wait to open books or codes until you know that you are taking the course.
End of Semester Returns: Items received on a book voucher should be returned to your high school at the end of the semester. Please contact your high school counselor to find out your schools specific return policy.
Spring Semester Vouchers: College Credit Plus students eligible for an electronic book voucher will receive a notification to their Columbus State student email once the voucher is available to use. The email communication will include textbook information and ordering details. Books may not be obtained prior to receiving your Book Voucher notification.
January 9: First day to use a CC+ Voucher in-person and online
February 12: CC+ Voucher Accounts Close
Book Process Information
The school district will provide books for all College Credit Plus classes offered at a high school location.
Most students do not pay for books for their approved College Credit Plus classes. Please contact your high school counselor to find out how to obtain books. Note: home school students and students who take unapproved classes must self-pay for books.
Schools with a book agreement (see Voucher List):
Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each student enrolled at an approved school district, to obtain books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes. Have questions about vouchers? See: "Book Voucher Information" below.
Schools without a book agreement:
It is the responsibility of the school district to cover the cost of books for the College Credit Plus program. Please talk to your high school counselor in order to find out about obtaining books for classes. School districts may choose to purchase books through an alternative source, or choose the following options through the Columbus State Bookstore.
Sign a CSCC College Credit Plus Non-Partner School District Book Process Memorandum of Understanding
This allows the college to establish a book voucher for students to receive books directly from the bookstore.
Use a purchase order to buy books from the Columbus State Bookstore
The high school distributes books to the student.
For either option, schools should contact Gillian Lustig-Shilts at email@example.com or 614-287-5237.
Book Voucher Information
What is a College Credit Plus book voucher?Columbus State will provide an electronic book voucher for each eligible student enrolled at an approved school district (see our voucher list), to obtain books for online or on-campus College Credit Plus classes at the start of each semester. Books for CCP classes being taught at a high school location will be provided by the high school.What if I'm a home school student?Home school students do not receive book vouchers and are responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies. The books can be purchased at the Columbus State Bookstore. What if I attend a school district not on the voucher list?If you are not enrolled in an approved school district to receive a voucher, then you will need to speak with your high school counselor about obtaining books. If they would like the bookstore to create vouchers for their students please have them contact Gillian Lustig-Shilts at 614-287-5237 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When will I receive my book voucher?Students do not need to pick up anything or obtain a physical voucher. College Credit Plus students eligible for an electronic book voucher will receive a notification to their Columbus State student email once their voucher is available to use. Textbook and ordering information will be included in this email.The availability of a book voucher is dependent on when a student has registered for courses and if courses are eligible for College Credit Plus funding. Student's who register close to or after the start of classes may not receive their voucher until after the semester begins. When can I use my voucher?Vouchers, once received, will be available for use as follows:
Autumn Semester 2017: August 14 - September 8
(online ordering begins August 22)
Spring Semester 2018: TBD
How do I use my voucher in-person?Students are required to present a copy of their schedule from Cougarweb to use a College Credit Plus voucher at the bookstore. See the designated CC+ area on the 2nd floor of the bookstore for assistance.If you need assistance or help concerning a CC+ book voucher please email email@example.com or call 614-287-5237 (please provide student's full name and cougar ID).What if all I need is an online Access Code?Online access codes and eBooks are physical items that must be picked up at the bookstore or shipped via an online order. Please do not self-pay online from someone other than the bookstore, as we will not be able to refund the cost.
Only required textbooks and kits are funded under CC+ Book Vouchers. Students are responsible for any ineligible purchases on their account
.Book Vouchers do not cover the following:-Developmental Education Books
-High School Location Books
-Books for Courses that exceed your Max Credit Hours
-Books for Unapproved Courses
-Calculators & School Supplies
Max Credit Restrictions overview:
The Registration Consent Form signed by you, your parent/guardian, and your guidance counselor includes the maximum number of credit hours for which you are funded for the year. Books for any additional classes beyond the maximum hours awarded will not be eligible for funding with an electronic book voucher. Students will be responsible to self-pay for these books as well as tuition and fees.
Developmental education courses that are self-pay:
DEV (ALL COURSES)
ESL (ALL COURSES)
MATH 1020, 1025, 1030, 1050, 1060, 1075, and 1099
If you change your schedule or drop a class but received book(s) using your voucher:Once a class is dropped from a schedule it becomes ineligible for College Credit Plus funding. You will be required to return books and course materials for dropped classes in the condition you received them by the account closing deadline.Please wait to open or use manuals or online access cards until you are sure you are taking the class. We will not be able to return access cards to your account if they have been used or exposed.
Schedule Change Notice:
Once a class is dropped from your schedule it becomes ineligible for College Credit
Plus funding. To avoid being charged, course materials received for ineligible courses
must be returned in original condition before the account closing deadline. Please
wait to open or use manuals or online access cards until you are sure you are taking
the course. We will not be able to accept returns on access cards if they have been
used or exposed.
Note: If course materials are not returned by the account closing deadline or items are not in returnable condition, please see your high school.
End of Semester Returns: Books obtained using a book voucher at the Columbus State Bookstore are the property of the school/district. Please return books to your high school at the end of the semester, unless notified otherwise. The bookstore will no longer be collecting books.
School Buyback Option: If the school/district would like to participate in our buyback program, they should contact the bookstore to request book buyback eligibility. The district must submit a vendor registration form to the college to facilitate a buyback.
Schools seeking buyback assistance, please contact:
Phil Sanders, firstname.lastname@example.org • 614-287-5127
Gillian Lustig-Shilts, email@example.com • 614-287-5237
Book Vouchers/Purchase Orders
firstname.lastname@example.org • 614-287-5237
Buybacks/High School Location Orders
email@example.com • 614-287-5127
For help with your schedule or registration
Contact your College Credit Plus Academic Advisor
For help navigating the College Credit Plus program at Columbus State
Visit the Resource Guide for Students, Parents/Guardians, and School Counselors
or the Columbus State Dual Credit page
For more information about College Credit Plus
Visit the Ohio Board of Regents' College Credit Plus webpage.