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IMPORTANT: Most course materials are provided via the Instant Access Complete Program (IAC), which students have through the end of the drop/add period to opt out of. You should only place orders for required books/materials if you have opted out of IAC.

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  • Textbook listings are accurate to the best of our knowledge on any given date, but editions and ISBNS are subject to change without notice by either the faculty or the course material publisher.
  • USED books may or may not include related CD’s, and do not include other items such as one-time use access codes for web sites etc.
  • USED books sold separately cannot be combined to equal a used version of a publisher created package.

Note:The Bronco Bookstore is not responsible for subsequent textbook/course materials changes if students buy from another source based on information posted on our site.


While we strive to have the items, you request in the condition you desire i.e. NEW, USED, DIGITAL etc. Sometimes we do not have enough stock in one condition and need to default to another condition in order to fulfill your order and insure you have all your needed course materials.


Bronco Bookstore Financial Aid/Student Accounts Charging Program
What is the Bookstore Financial Aid Charging Program?
The Bookstore Charging Program is a new service that will allow students who are eligible for financial aid to charge the cost of course materials purchases/rentals at Bronco Bookstore to their CPP student accounts against pending financial aid disbursements. This is not a grant or additional aid award, but an advance on your aid package. Eligible purchases can be made with your Bronco ID card.
Benefits of the Bookstore Charging Program
This program will allow students to obtain required course materials and begin doing assignments while waiting for financial aid awards or other sources of funding. The intention is to make it easy and convenient for students awaiting aid disbursements to get their materials at the start of classes.
Who is eligible to participate in the program?
Currently enrolled CPP (regular university only, not Extended University) students registered in greater than zero units who have been awarded financial aid that has not yet been disbursed may choose to use this program.
What items are allowed to be charged for this program?
Books, course materials, equipment and supplies such as pens, pencils, scantrons, or other designated educationally related supplies are eligible for the program. Some technology purchases may be allowed if required for your program. Food items, clothing, and gifts are not included.
How much can be charged?
There is a maximum of $500 charge limit per semester.
What is the process for charging items?
Student charges at the Bookstore for authorized purchases will be added to the student's CPP account at the time of check-out. In-store purchases will require a signature indicating agreement with program terms. Online orders need to state agreement with the terms in the special instructions field. Account balances are paid when financial aid funds are disbursed. Students are responsible for paying any balance on their student account that remains after aid disbursement.
PLEASE NOTE that the student's financial aid package must exceed their financial obligation to the university for the current semester in order to qualify for the book charging program.
Are the Bookstore charges the first charges to be paid on the student's account?
When financial aid is disbursed, the sequence of payments will be:

  • Tuition & Fees
  • Mandatory Campus Fees
  • Housing and Food
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment

When will the Bookstore balance need to be paid?
The due date is the end of the drop/add period. The outstanding balance for Bookstore purchases in a current semester must be paid before a student can access this process in a future semester. A hold will be placed on the student account for unpaid balances, preventing class enrollment in the following semester. 


  • You must authorize the Bookstore to participate in the program either in store or online. Check your MyCPP account for payment due dates or to determine if your Financial Aid (if applicable) will cover the charges.
  • You will be held responsible for full payment for your textbooks if you become ineligible for Financial Aid or if your aid is not sufficient to cover your account balance as well as for changes in enrollment status, or withdrawal from the university.
  • You are responsible for all Bronco Bookstore charges incurred after financial aid funds have disbursed and you have received a refund either by direct deposit or check.
  • Failure to pay all charges on your Student Account will prevent you from registering for future courses and a hold will be placed on all your academic records. 

Financial Aid Book Charging Program Forms

Cal Poly Pomona Bookstore Release Form Financial Aid Book Charging Program Fall 2023-Spring 2024




Textbook Agreement and Refunds

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*Bronco Bookstore provides this information as a service to our customers. However, we cannot and will not be held responsible for any customer service, return, or refund issues related to any online merchant other than ourselves. Please be extra aware of who you are purchasing your textbooks from.