Book Voucher Information

Maryville University students who have financial aid in excess of their tuition and fees and are anticipating a refund may apply for a book voucher. The book voucher will allow students (whose textbooks and course materials are not already provided to them directly by the university) to use their financial aid funds in advance of the semester and charge their textbooks and other required course materials to their student account.


Due to a transition in the university’s course materials provider to RedShelf, for the Fall 2019 semester the book voucher process will operate differently than normal. Book vouchers normally allow a student’s exact book charges to be posted back to their student account and paid for with financial aid. For Fall 2019, rather than exact charges, students who are approved for book vouchers will have a per credit hour charge posted to their student account. We anticipate that the normal process for exact charges will be reinstated for Spring 2020, as we work to re-establish the vouchering program with our new course materials provider.

Costs for Fall 2019 are as follows. “Per credit hour” refers to any attempted hours, which includes any active registration, courses begin audited, and withdrawn courses.

Prior to proceeding with your book voucher request, we recommend that you review the course materials required for your Fall 2019 semester courses and research pricing to determine if this is the best option for you.

Also note that since the charge is applied on a per credit hour basis, there will be no credit applied or refund granted for any course materials returned to RedShelf (if print) or otherwise not utilized. However, refund will be granted for any courses dropped prior to the drop deadline, as the credit hours associated with these courses would no longer be attempted.

Eligibility and usage requirements for book vouchers include:

Please do not proceed with the book voucher request until you have thoroughly read all information above and understand how the program will work for Fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Book Voucher Form