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Book Allowance

Book Allowance

A book allowance is an advancement charged against your financial aid refund that allows you to purchase books and other supplies. The book allowance amount will be deducted from your excess financial aid. For additional information view the Frequently Asked Questions.

The book allowance is advanced through Southwest funds not Federal Grant funds. By accepting a book allowance, the student agrees to be responsible for the full repayment of the book allowance, when a change in enrollment status results in a financial aid adjustment (i.e. changes in enrollment due to class cancellation by College, withdrawal from Southwest, cancellation/termination of aid by Financial Aid Office, etc.).

Announcement: Effective July 1, 2016 the College no longer offers the Southwest Refund Card, issued by Comdata and also known as the Comdata Debit Card.

Fall 2016

Starting Friday, August 12, all book allowance checks will be mailed daily via the U.S. Postal Service to the primary mailing address reflected in your My.Southwest account. Please ensure the mailing address is correct to prevent any delay in receiving your check. If changes are needed visit Admissions and Records on the Macon Cove or Union Avenue Campus.

Additional questions can be emailed to the Cashier's Office at bursar@southwest.tn.edu or call 901-333-5292.