Many students have received Fall 12 Book Advance Checks in the mail or by direct deposit / or scholar card shortly before the beginning of Fall 12 classes.
*** The information is only for those students who are receiving these checks. ***
If you have received a Fall 2012 financial aid check from us dated August 22, 2012 or a direct deposit with the same date, please read this carefully.
THIS CHECK OR DIRECT DEPOSIT IS TO
HELP YOU PAY FOR BOOKS FOR YOUR
FALL 2012 CLASSES AT QUEENS COLLEGE
As of mid-August 2012, you appeared to be eligible for this Pell or SEOG Book Advance Check or SEEK Book Check. Yor registration and aid were all in place early enough for this to happen.
These funds are to be used by you anywhere for your education related expenses -- for books or your other beginning of the semester expenses.
>>> Pell (check stub code 132-107) and SEOG (check stub code 132-312) Book Advance Checks
This is NOT an additional award. It is cash advanced to you now from your remaining Pell Grant or SEOG after your early tuition / fees bill appeared to be covered by your own payment and / or estimated aid eligibility.
Your book advance will be $ 642 *OR* the balance that appears to be remaining in your Pell Grant, whichever is less. The minimum Pell Book Advance check is $ 25.
>>> SEEK Book Checks (check stub code 132-705)
Eligible students in the SEEK program are receiving these checks at the same time.>>> The Queens College Bookstore
Ask about the helpful options they offer to make it easy for you to use your book check in the bookstore. Check their website
for store information, store hours, and textbook information.>>> Do you owe any money to the College?
Before you use this check make sure you do not have an outstanding balance for this semester or any prior semesters. >>> Eligibility
Please note --- if your eligibility for this or any of your anticipated aid changes, or there are changes in your tuition bill, you may have to repay these funds and / or you may owe more to the College for your tuition bill.
Be sure to stay eligible for all your aid.
>>> Where is the money going?
If you have already signed up with the Bursar's Office for Direct Deposit of your Financial Aid checks, or with Citibank for the new CUNY Scholar Support Debit Card, it will be deposited into that account.
If you do not have Direct Deposit or the CUNY Scholar Support Card, and a check is prepared for you, it would be a paper check mailed to you by CUNY, to the address on the Financial Aid file - usually the address you put on the FAFSA application.
Any Pell or SEOG that you have remaining as of the standard distribution dates for those programs later in the semester will be mailed to you - or direct deposited to your account - at that time.