Buying textbooks


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Workshop Series for students at the Northeast Center of SUNY Empire State College, Sarah Rose, presents her best advice for how to buy books from the Empire State College bookstore or from other vendors.

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  • Mary Jane Books is an “independently owned and operated by SUNY graduates, Mary Jane’s mission has always been to provide an affordable alternative to on-campus bookstores” ( Don’t be scared to search for the cheapest book because it will save you money in the long run.You can move to the 21 century by using your ipad, iphone, kindle, nook, and other compatible devices to download your textbooks. It could save you almost half the price. You can rent textbooks through your kindle as well as various websites.
  • Buying textbooks

    1. 1. Pieces of Success Workshop Series:Before You Begin <br />Buying <br />Textbooks<br />Presented <br />by <br />Sarah Rose<br />Northeast Center<br />
    2. 2. Buying Textbooks<br />Avoid sticker shock without breaking your bank or back.<br />Presented by: Sarah Rose<br />
    3. 3. MyESC is the place to be. <br />First you will need to have a read your learning contract to find the title and ISBN# of the books you will need for the course.<br />Click on “Bookstore” under the quick links section.<br />
    4. 4. Studygroups or Independent Studies select Mentor listing.<br />CDL (online) studies select CDL listing.<br />
    5. 5. The course number is located on your registration confirmation page you can view that under the “Register” tab (blue tab)<br />
    6. 6. Once you selected the correct course number scroll down and check to see if the title and the ISBN # matches the one listed on your learning contract.<br />
    7. 7. Click on “add selected books to cart”.<br />After you click on add books to cart, from this point you can search for books needed for other classes following the previous steps or you can check out. <br />
    8. 8. Once you click on “check out” follow the steps indicated on the next few screens. <br />If a book is not listed where is should be contact the instructor to see if it’s the correct book. If you still cannot find the book contact the Bookstore to see if it is available. 518-587-2100 ext. 2285<br />
    9. 9. Alternate Ways to Get Textbooks<br />
    10. 10. Paying with Financial Aid?<br />No Worries! <br />You can still order your books else where. <br />You can receive an advance of your excess financial aid!<br />How you might ask? Good Question!<br />
    11. 11. Advance to Excess Financial Aid<br />GO to MyESC<br />Click on “Student Accounts”<br />
    12. 12. Click on “Financial Aid Refunds”. On the next screen click on “Advance of Pending Excess Financial Aid”.<br />
    13. 13. Click on the “Foundation Loan App” to load the pdf version.<br />Fill out the form and submit to Student Accounts<br />Empire State College, <br />111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or fax it to 518-581-2782. Review of applications begins 6 weeks prior to the term start date. <br />
    14. 14. Questions?<br />Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success<br />Visit us on the WWW -<br />Contact<br />Northeast Center Office(s) of Academic Support or Student Services<br />     E-mail<br /> or<br /><br />     Phone     518-783-6203 <br />     Mail        SUNY Empire State College <br /> Northeast Center<br />                    21 British American Blvd.<br />                    Latham, NY 12110<br />