Workforce Education Book Account Instructions

These instructions apply to book accounts approved by BFET, WorkFirst, and Opportunity Grant.

 

General Information about Book Accounts

  • Book accounts can only be used to pay for required books, and in certain cases, required access codes.
  • No optional books or other supplies are allowed.
  • Examples of disallowed supplies include: calculators, backpacks, pens, notebooks, dictionaries, clothing items, scantrons, laptop rentals or recommended computer software. If you’re in doubt about an item, talk to your advisor before you purchase it.
  • All book account transactions are reviewed.  Students who purchase disallowed items will be held responsible for returning them or paying back their funding program.
  • Book accounts typically open five business days before the quarter begins.
  • If you receive enough money from financial aid grants to cover the cost of your textbooks, you will not qualify for a Workforce Education book account.  You can take advantage of the bookstore’s low-cost rental program.

 

Before you go to the bookstore:

  • Check your Bellevue College email for notification that your book account has been set up.  If you don’t have an approval email, most likely your account is not set up yet.
  • For BFET book accounts: after you receive your notification email, you must stop by the Workforce Education front desk to sign a Participant Reimbursement form before your account is activated.  This is a DSHS requirement.
  • Print a copy of your schedule and bring a valid photo ID with you to the bookstore.

 

At the bookstore:

  • Get your books at the book counter and then get in the cashier line.
  • Inform the cashier that you have a Workforce Education book account.
  • Be prepared to show your photo ID and give your student ID number.  The cashier will charge the account and will give you a receipt. KEEP THIS RECEIPT!!!

 

Additional books, exchanges, or returns:

  • Follow bookstore policies. The cashier will give you a receipt for all transactions.
  • If you cannot purchase all the required books at one time, or if you need to return or exchange a book, you can simply return to the bookstore and repeat the above process.
    NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS ALLOWED WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL RECEIPT.

 

If there is not an active book account for you:

This could mean several things:

  • You are not eligible for book funds because you have been awarded sufficient financial aid grants;
  • You have exceeded the $1,000 limit (applies to Opportunity Grant only);
  • You have not finished the financial aid application process (have not turned in requested documents to the Financial Aid office);
  • You have not turned in a Quarterly Enrollment Form to Workforce Education;
  • You were not yet registered for classes when accounts were set up.

Check with your advisor if you have concerns.

Contact your advisor or come by B131 if you have any questions.

 

 

Last Updated September 1, 2017