Textbooks and Required Course Materials


A list of current textbooks and required course materials by major is available via the Registrar's Office webpage (select "degree completion" and then cohort number for OM and EDC, or "distance learning" for online courses). Students should secure textbooks prior to the start of each course; in some cases, an assignment is due before the first class session.

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Purchasing Textbooks and Required Course Materials

Textbooks may be obtained through the JBU Bookstore or on your own. When completing registration, you will be asked to indicate your textbook preference.

The JBU Bookstore is owned and operated by Follett Corporation. If you choose to purchase your books through the JBU Bookstore and have accepted enough federal aid (grants and loans) to cover the cost of books and tuition, a book voucher will be issued to the JBU Bookstore to purchase your books and required supplies.

If you choose to purchase books from another source, note that any financial aid amount you accept above the cost of tuition and fees will not disburse until after you have completed six hours of credit at JBU. This means that you’ll be responsible for paying for your books out of pocket, at least for the first three courses.

If purchasing through the bookstore, you will have three textbook options: (1) purchase new books; (2) purchase used books (if available); or (3) rent books (if available). On average, used textbooks can be purchased for about one-fourth less than a new textbook, and textbooks can be rented for about half of the price of purchasing new textbooks. You will be asked to verify your shipping address during registration, and books will be shipped directly to you at that time.

Note: Renting textbooks requires a valid credit card that can be charged should the book(s) not be returned.  Students who wish to rent textbooks must register on the website http://rental.bkstr.com.