Book Purchase Policy

Students who receive a financial aid may be eligible to charge a portion of the required course books to their student account.

The process outlined below is for eligible students.

Procedure for Course Book Purchases

Dear Students,

As the semester approaches, here is important information on the option of using your student account to purchase required course books at The Univeristy of Louisville Bookstore. Reading this information through to the end will help things go more smoothly for you.

You can charge to your student account (term bill):


Any required course books purchased at The University of Louisville Bookstore are eligible to be charged to your account. No purchases other than course books required for the classes you’re enrolled in can be charged to your student account. If you wish to buy other items at the same time as course books you will need to pay for those items in a separate transaction and pay by cash, check, or personal credit card.


Bring your University ID with you when you go to the bookstore. 

If you plan to buy supplies or other non-course book items please bring along an alternative source of payment (cash, check, personal credit card).

Select the books required for your courses from the textbook area or speak to a bookstore representative.  Books that are not coded as course books will not work in this process.

If you need to return a book, bring the book, your original receipt, and your University ID to the bookstore within the refund period. The cashier will process a credit directly to your student term bill account.

Your book charges and credits will be applied to your student term bill.


The system for charging course books to your term bill will begin prior to the start of the term and will continue through 100% add/drop period for the term. Please see below for the specific dates for each semester.

Dates for Spring 2020 Purchases:

December 17  – First day to charge books with your University ID at The University of Louisville Bookstore
January 10  – Last day to charge books with your University ID

Returns/Refunds– If you drop/add a course after you have purchased your books, you should return the books from the dropped course as soon as possible and acquire the books for the added course. If you charged the original books to your student account, you will need your University ID and your original receipt to receive credit for them. Please note that The University of Louisville Bookstore regular refund policy applies to all purchases regardless of payment method. Please retain your original receipts and read the refund information policy slip given with each purchase.

We regret that at this time you cannot use the online system and charge your books to your term bill. You may still choose to buy course books on your own elsewhere, but books not purchased at The University of Louisville Bookstore are NOT eligible to be charged to the term bill.

If you have questions about this procedure or have any comments on how it can be improved, please email me at


Bursar Office Staff