As a service to eligible financial aid recipients, Georgia State University offers students the opportunity to use financial aid funds as an advancement to purchase books and supplies from the Georgia State University Bookstore only. Financial aid must be over and above what the student owes the university in order to be eligible.
In order to access the book store advancement, the credit is placed on the student’s Panther card. The student uses the advancement only at the Georgia State University Campus Book Store. The book store advancement is an early refund of financial aid funds (e.g. the Pell grant and/or a Stafford loan, etc.).
To receive a bookstore advancement:
Students will receive an e-mail notice via their Georgia State e-mail once the credit is available to them.
THE BOOKSTORE ADVANCEMENT IS DEDUCTED FROM THE STUDENTS GRANTS AND LOANS. IT IS NOT A SEPARATE OR ADDITIONAL TYPE OF FINANCIAL AID.
See our website for more information: http://sfs.gsu.edu/the-financial-aid-process/