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Textbook Policy and Procedure

CECP provides textbooks for all students. On-campus students receive textbooks from their teachers, while students enrolled in off-campus courses must follow the procedure below to obtain their textbooks:

 

On-Campus Textbook Procedure

CECP will provide any necessary textbooks to students taking courses on the CECP campus.  Students are responsible for the book(s) that have been issued to them.  If you fail to return a textbook by the end of the semester, or if you damage or write in a book so that it cannot be re-issued, you will be responsible for reimbursing CECP at the current publisher’s cost of the book.  A “hold” will be placed on your student account, and no student records will be released until the book is either returned or payment is received in compensation.

 

Off-Campus Textbook Renting/Purchasing Procedure

These procedures must be followed if you want to be reimbursed by CECP for your books:

 

  • CECP requires that you must attempt to rent your textbooks first. If a textbook is not available for rent, you must receive authorization from Annette Kullmer to purchase it, or it will not be reimbursable. Please email Ms. Kullmer at annette.kullmer@coloradoearlycollegs.org for approval to purchase textbook(s). Textbooks purchased at the college bookstore (ACC, CCA, RRCC, PPCC, FRCC, Metro State, UCD) must also have the approval of Mrs. Kullmer.
  • If you purchase a textbook from a college/university bookstore during the 14 days prior to the course start date, yet you could have rented (because you were registered for the course(s) before this two-week period), CECP WILL ONLY REIMBURSE 50% of the purchase price minus sales tax.
  • To determine the required books for a class, look in your class syllabus, go to your college bookstore website or click the links below.

ACC             CCA                       RRCC                   PPCC                      MSU & UCD

 

 

Enter your term, the department, and the course into the text fields.  To rent your textbooks, you will need the 13-digit ISBN#.  Required books AND optional/recommended books will be shown.  CECP will ONLY reimburse you for REQUIRED textbooks.

 

Rental Options

chegg.com amazon.com bn.com valorebooks.com Your respective community college websites

 

If you rent from one of these sites, you are expected to follow their terms and conditions.  CECP will assume no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for books that have been damaged or returned after the due date specified in your rental agreement.  Please use your best judgment when renting from these sites and order from the least expensive site.  Make sure to select a rental period long enough so that the book will not be due back until AFTER the course ends.  If you are unable to find your textbook from one of the above sites, you may seek out other websites or methods to obtain your book.  RENTED TEXTBOOKS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SITE FROM WHICH THEY WERE RENTED—NOT THE CECP CAMPUS.

 

Purchase Options (Used)

amazon.com bookbyte.com bn.com ecampus.com

 

CECP will only reimburse for required textbooks for a class. Students may purchase recommended/optional materials, for example lab coats or art supplies, at their own expense.  If CECP is to reimburse the cost of a book, whether new or used, that book becomes the property of CECP. It must be returned to Rachael Sundeen, the CECP Business Manager, in office 212, during the reimbursement window from December 1-16 for fall semester and May 6-22 for spring semester.  If you plan to keep a textbook, do not submit for reimbursement.  Textbooks will not be reimbursed for failed courses.  Reimbursements will not be given if there is a balance on the student account.

 

Reimbursement and Textbook Return Process

If you rented ALL your textbooks for the spring semester, you are eligible for early textbook reimbursement starting late November to early December for the fall semester and late April to early May for spring semester. Exact dates will be announced in the weekly newsletter. If ALL of your textbook expenses were rentals, access codes, or consumables (workbooks or lab manuals) you should email the following to Mrs. Sundeen (rachael.sundeen@coloradoearlycolleges.org to

receive reimbursement.

    Textbook Reimbursement Form

    Receipts (must show proof that textbook was a rental)

    Class Syllabi to show required textbooks

 

Rented textbooks should be returned to the vendor from which they were rented.

 

Once Mrs. Sundeen has received all the above items, you will receive a mailed reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00.   Requests for reimbursement made after the determined deadlines for fall and spring will not be approved. 

 

To receive reimbursement for purchased books, the textbook reimbursement form, receipts, class syllabi, and the textbooks, must be provided to Rachael Sundeen during the textbook buy-back days in December for the fall semester and May for the spring semester. Exact dates will be announced in the weekly newsletter.  Once Mrs. Sundeen has received all the above items, you will receive a reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00.   Requests for reimbursement made after the determined deadlines for fall and spring will not be approved. 

 

To receive a reimbursement check, please bring the following items to the Textbook Buy Back Day.

 

  • Textbook Reimbursement Form
  • Receipts
  • Class Syllabi to show required textbooks
  • Textbooks (textbooks that were rented should be returned to the vendor.)