Bookstore Advance Purchase Program (BAPP)

What Is The Bookstore Advance Purchase Program (BAPP)?

The BAPP allows you to charge books and supplies at any USF campus bookstore using your financial aid before it is paid. By using the BAPP, you are authorizing OFA to pay your bookstore charges with your financial aid. The BAPP can be used until Thursday of the first week of classes each semester if you qualify.

BAPP is not additional financial aid. Your purchases will be included as a charge on your student account. Any unused BAPP is returned to you by EDeposit or refund check after the end of the first week of classes. An email confirming your eligibility for BAPP will be sent to your USF email address before the start of classes each semester.

To qualify each term you must:

  • Be degree seeking, and
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in USF hours and
  • Have financial aid ready to disburse that is at least $100 more than your student account charges.
  • If you qualify for a BAPP, OFA will send you an e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the term.
  • You may check your eligibility amount by reviewing the General Information section in OASIS⇒Financial Aid⇒My Award and Loan Information

IMPORTANT: Your BAPP eligibility may change after you have been approved if additional charges are posted to your student account or your aid eligibility changes. The most common reasons why you may not qualify for a BAPP may include, but are not limited to:

Additional Textbook & Supply Purchases

If you qualify for the maximum BAPP and your textbooks cost more, you may be considered for a BAPP increase if you have enough financial aid. Bring a copy of your textbook list from OASIS or your USF Bookstore cancelled transaction receipt and request a walk-in appointment with a financial aid advisor.