Orders Using Financial Aid, VESID and Third-party Payment

Financial Aid or VESID Voucher

Financial Aid

Orders cannot be processed using financial aid until:

  • enrollment is entered in the Empire State College system
  • approval for awarded financial aid in excess of the cost of tuition and fees has been given to the bookstore by the student financial services office.

Enrollment for less than 6 credits will reduce or eliminate financial aid.

For information about a financial aid order, call the bookstore at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000, ext. 2365 or email Bookstore@esc.edu.

ACCESS/VESID or Third Party

Orders must be accompanied by a voucher from ACCESS/VESID (Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Students with Disabilities) or a third party showing the dollar amount that will be covered for educational materials. Orders will not be shipped without receipt of voucher or letter of intent from ACCESS/VESID, or a third party.

  • If you have available financial aid for the current term, ACCESS/VESID may require your books to be charged against it instead of your ACCESS/VESID account.
  • ACCESS/VESID and third-party orders require you to pay the handling fee.

To inquire about an ACCESS/VESID or third-party order, call the bookstore at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000, ext. 2365 or email Bookstore@esc.edu.