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Book Grants and Loans

Books Grants, Scholarships and Loans Administered by Financial Aid Office - SS210

These are giving out starting the first day of classes of each semester by visiting the Financial Aid Office in Student Services 210. All books must be purchased at the SBCC Bookstore under these programs.

Qualifications for Emergency Book Loans:

  • Student must have an unanticipated financial emergency (Advisors or Director will assess student’s situation)
  • Student must be enrolled full time (12 units or more)
  • Student has not received, or will not receive financial aid within 2 weeks
  • Student must have the ability to repay the loan within 30 days
  • Student must not currently owe SBCC any money in arrears
  • Student cannot have received an emergency loan or grant before
  • Student must not be receiving an EOPS Book Grant
  • Maximum Loan Amount: $250

Qualifications for Emergency Book Grants:

    • Student must have an unanticipated financial emergency (Advisors or Director will assess student’s situation)
    • Student must be enrolled full time (12 units or more)
    • Student has not received, or will not receive financial aid within 2 weeks
    • Student must not currently owe SBCC any money in arrears
    • Student cannot have received an emergency loan or grant before
    • Student must have unmet financial need
    • Student must not be receiving an EOPS Book Grant
    • Maximum Grant Amount: $250

These are given out in advance of classes each semester by the below criteria. Students do not apply for these. All books must be purchased at the SBCC Bookstore under this programs.

Qualifications for Book Scholarships:

    • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA from units earned at SBCC.
    • Student must be enrolled in six (6) or more units
    • Student must have unmet financial need
    • Student must not be receiving an EOPS Book Grant
    • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Maximum Grant Amount: $250  
The SBCC Financial Aid Office also administers other book scholarships as part of our annual scholarship application process.

Currently, they are:

James F. Shields Memorial Book Scholarship

Cynthia Ann Morrow Memorial Book Scholarship

Silverberg Family Nursing Book Scholarship

Joe Dobbs Fund for Books Grants in the Dept. of Biological Sciences

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