The Book Loan Program
Eligible FAU students may borrow one course textbook from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and keep it for the entire semester free of charge. In return, students are asked to complete five(5) hours of community service by the end of the semester.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are only available on the first work day of the semester and can only be accepted until NOON on the last day of the drop/add period. Students wishing to apply must do the following:
- Submit a COMPLETE application to the campus where you are taking class(es) or apply online at: www.fau.edu/oma
- A complete application includes the following document(s):
Boca Raton Campus
(1.) Your Detailed Class Schedule
(2.) The Financial Aid Award Summary you received from the FAU Financial Aid office-(if you are a Financial Aid recipient.) Links to these two documents are provided below.
1. Detailed Class Schedule
2. Financial Aid Award Summary
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON-LINE TO THE BOCA CAMPUS ARE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE WITHOUT BOTH OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS. THEY MUST BE BROUGHT IN,(Student Services Building, Room 224, (561) 297-3959: FAXED (561-297-0016) OR E-MAILED TO THE OFFICE IF YOU SUBMIT AN ON-LINE APPLICATION (email@example.com)
1. Detailed Class Schedule
Verify the book you need by going to class and talking with your professor.
APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED ON THE CAMPUS WHERE THE COURSE IS HELD.
Please note, any application that lacks your:
WHICH BOOKS ARE OFFERED
Books that are loaned to a student are for the core classes in the major you're currently registered for. Please review the catalogue to ensure that your courses are core courses. Books loaned do not include study guides, workbooks, annuals, lecture notes or suggested materials.
HOW MANY BOOKS MAY A STUDENT OBTAIN
Students are allotted one book per semester. If there are other available books, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis AFTER the inital distribution of books. There are a limited number of books available for each course, as well as a limited funding available each academic year.
DECISION ON SELECTED STUDENTS AND NOTIFICATION
Students are approved for the Book Loan Program based on a combination of factors that include, but are not limited to:
You will be notified 24 to 72 hours after the drop/add deadline if you qualify for the Book Loan Program. You then have three(3) business days after receiving notification to pick up your book or the book may be given to another student.
Students must complete FIVE (5) hours of community service during the semester for EACH book that is borrowed. You will be required to keep a log of your hours. Students must utilize the FAU Boca Weppner Civic Engagement and Service Center to complete these hours. Their office is located on the 2nd Floor, Room 218 of the Student Union.
The book and SIGNED community service hours log must be returned to our office on or before the DUE DATE. Hours must be logged in on-Line at Noblehour.
If a student is late in returning their textbook on two or more occasions, they will be ineligible to participate in the book loan program.
Students must contact the office of their respective campuses where the class is being offered to participate in the Book Loan Program.
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs on our campuses can be found at the following locations:
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