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Required + Approval = Reimbursed

The CSEC textbook allowance for textbooks per semester is the following. 


Textbook Reimbursement Required Procedures

→  1.  Students must refer to the PPCC Bookstore at for which books are required for a course.  CSEC will only be responsible for the reimbursement of required textbooks for a course.  Students may purchase optional material at their expense.  Do not purchase books from the bookstore at this time.

→  2.  Pre-Approval is required by Kristi Bentley for all reimbursements. Complete the Textbook Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it by email ( or paper copy (room 414). No orders will be taken over the phone.

→  3.  Students will be notified promptly by email regarding the availability of the textbook in the CSEC library. These textbooks will be rented to Select students for $15 per semester. Rental charges will be deducted from a student’s CEC Scholarship Fund.

→  4.  If CSEC does not have the book in stock, students must make every attempt to rent the text book.  (See websites below.)   Tip: Use the ISBN number found on the back cover of the textbook.


            □  Select the 125 day Option                          □  Choose free or standard shipping

            □  Print and save your receipts                        □  Save the delivery packages for your return

            □  Don’t highlight or write in the book              □  Return the book at the end of semester

            □  Follow the terms and conditions of the site.                             

→  5.  As a last resort, if CSEC Library does not have the required textbook and no used books are available, students may purchase a new textbook.  Pre-authorization must be given by Kristi Bentley before purchasing a new textbook or it will not be reimbursable.

→  6.  If you DROP A CLASS, you can generally return the rented textbooks free within 21 days for a full refund.

→  7.  To receive reimbursement, resubmit the Textbook Request and Reimbursement Form with the copies of the receipts to Kristi Bentley. CSEC does not reimburse for sales tax regardless of where the book is purchased. Reimbursements are processed between September 15 and November 1 in the fall, and between February 1st and March 15th in the spring. Reimbursements must be received during the semester in which they are purchased. Reimbursement forms received after the deadline will not be processed. If CSEC reimburses the cost of the book, whether new or used, that book becomes the property of CSEC. It must be returned to Kristi Bentley, the CSEC Business Manager, in room 414, at the end of the semester. You will be charged for books that have been reimbursed that are not returned. If you plan to keep a text book, do not submit for reimbursement.


Any questions or issues that may arise should be directed to Kristi Bentley or 719-559-0914.