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)
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.
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.
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.