Eligible financial aid recipients will have up to $1,000.00 credit at the Columbus
State Bookstore, which may be used in-store and online at bookstore.cscc.edu.
Only the student may make purchases using their Financial Aid funds. A valid photo
ID (Columbus State Cougar ID, driver's license, state ID, or military ID) along with
their Cougar ID number is required. Funds not used will be disbursed to students who
remain eligible for financial aid.
Purchasing with Financial Aid Funds
These items QUALIFY for purchase with financial aid:
Apparel, Grad Gown, and Uniforms (academically required)
Backpacks & Totes
Cota Bus Passes (in-store only)
Food & Drinks at the Bookstore Campus Market
Subway or Union Café Gift Cards ($50 preloaded cards only)*
Campus Market Gift Cards (up to $50 only)
Technology Products (computer hardware, accessories, headphones, and electronics)
Textbooks & Reference Books
*Note: Union Café & Starbucks gift cards may be used at Sips Café @ Davidson. Limit
three (3) gift cards per customer. Cards are not redeemable at any campus food truck.
These items DO NOT QUALIFY for purchase with financial aid:
Apparel (not academically required)
Best Sellers & General Reading Material
Gifts (stuffed animals & greeting cards)
Columbus State Bookstore Gift Cards
How to check availability
Visit yourCougarWeb account and click "Bookstore Charge Transactions" (located under the financial information section) to verify available funds.
The bookstore is only able to check balances with a photo ID (driver's license, state
ID, CougarID), so funds may not be verified over phone or email. If your Financial
Aid book allowance is not available at the bookstore, please contact the Columbus
State Financial Aid Department at 614-287-2648.