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Book Store Vouchers

Book Store Vouchers are processed by the MassBay Student Accounts Office during the first few weeks of each semester start. The amounts are based on the anticipated excess Federal financial aid funds that are not needed to cover a student's bill. Enrollment status and financial aid file completion date impacts eligibility and the amount of the Book Voucher.

Funds that are used in the calculation of the Book Store Voucher are as follows:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
  • *Federal Direct Stafford Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
*Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Notes must be completed for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan to be included in this calculation.


A student must be present with their MassBay student ID in order to use his or her book store voucher. No other person can purchase books on the student's behalf.

Students who are eligible to waive their health insurance should go onto Bay Navigator (the campus portal) to waive it as soon as possible. Failure to waive health insurance in a timely manner will result in a higher bill amount which may delay a Book Voucher from being issued. If a student waives their health insurance after they receive their Book Voucher, they can contact Student Accounts Office to determine if they are eligible for an increase.

In order to request a Book Store Voucher, please visit the Student Accounts Office to complete their request form. Remember, you must have been awarded financial aid and have a credit as a result of the Federal Student Aid funds noted above. If you have questions about your eligibility, please visit the MassBay Financial Aid Office.

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