You have a choice in how to utilize your remaining Pell award to purchase your books and/or other school materials. Please read carefully and follow the directions below. You can receive a Book Voucher deposited for use at the Hostos College Book Store (Barnes & Noble) OR You can receive a Pell Advance which will be deposited to your CUNY pre-paid card, direct deposited to your bank account, or by check mailed to your house, so you can purchase your books and/or other school materials at any location. How does the Pell Book Payment work? To be Eligible for the Pell Book Advance or Book Voucher Students MUST Have filed a FAFSA and be eligible for the Pell Grant Have remaining Pell Grant funds of at least $50 after tuition and fee charges are met. Meet the deadlines. Note: You can only choose one option between receiving a Pell advance and using your remaining funds at the bookstore. If you choose the option to receive a Pell advance, you will only receive one check. The second disbursement date is for those students who did not meet the deadline to receive a check by the 1st disbursement date. Act now to ensure you can buy your books before classes begin. Remember to keep your book receipts because you may be eligible for a tax credit up to $2,500 for the cost of your textbooks.