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Charge It to Your Student Account at the CSU Bookstore  

The CSU Bookstore provides you the option to charge textbooks, supplies, and other eligible items listed below to your student account. Your bookstore purchase is paid the same way you pay your tuition and fees to the university – whether you, your family, or employer pays tuition and fees, or if you receive financial aid in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.

  • Easy – Just present your textbooks, school supplies, and other eligible items along with your student ID to the cashier for in-store purchases, or choose “Student Account” when checking out on our website. 
  • Smart – When paid in full according to university rules, charges to your Student Account are interest free. In addition, parents can enjoy the option to pay for student textbooks and supplies without granting access to personal credit card accounts. 
  • Convenient – Students enrolled at CSU in Fort Collins, as well as students enrolled in classes at CSU Online are eligible. 

What Items Can I Charge To My Student Account? 

Only eligible educational expenses may be charged to Student Accounts. Items that can be charged to Student Accounts include: 

  • Textbooks 
  • School Supplies 
  • iClickers 
  • Headphones
  • Water Bottles 
  • Backpacks 
  • Art Supplies
  • Planners and Calendars  

How Do I Charge to My Student Account?

When you are purchasing at the store, simply present your student ID to the cashier for payment. 

If you do not have your student ID available, you will need a valid photo ID and have your student ID number available. 

Students wishing to purchase using a Student Account on our website need to register for an account by clicking here. At checkout, select “Student Account” as your tender type. NOTE: Shopping carts with items not eligible for payment with Student Accounts will be rejected by our order processing system.  

The minimum purchase for any Student Account purchase is $5.

If you decide you need to return an item purchased on your Student Account, all your items will be credited to your Student Account per the standard CSU Bookstore return policy. 

How Do I Pay for Bookstore Charges Placed On My Student Account? 

Charges to your student account are collected by the CSU Cashier’s Office, and are paid when a student pays tuition and fees to the University. For details on how to pay your bill, please consult the CSU Cashier’s Office

Do Semester at Sea students have Student Account charging privileges?

At this time, Semester at Sea students do not have the option to charge textbooks and supplies to their student account.

My Student Account charge was declined. What happened?

You may have a hold on your account that must be cleared before any additional charges can be processed to your student account. The bookstore cannot clear holds that are placed on accounts; students should check their account on RamWeb, or contact the CSU Cashier’s Office for assistance.

What do I do if there is a bookstore charge to my student account that I am unfamiliar with?

If you don’t recognize a charge to your student account, please contact us on this page with the following information:

  • Your student ID number
  • The date of the unrecognized purchase
  • The amount of the purchase
  • We will investigate the charge and provide you a response within two business days.

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