Orders Using Financial Aid, VESID and Third-party Payment
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.
In order to receive your books without delay, place your order online. If you wish to fax a form, submit a course materials order form to 518-583-0801. These options are only for students who have applied for financial aid for the current term and whose funds are either available or pending.
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.
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.