UAMS Online Bookstore
UAMS has partnered with Akademos to develop a virtual bookstore for UAMS faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In addition to textbooks, the new site also offers diagnostic kits, popular books, and other items. Eligible students will receive a book voucher, each semester, that can be used to purchase or rent books, supplies, etc. from the online bookstore. To access the online bookstore go to https://libguides.uams.edu/onlinebookstore/home
UAMS Bookstore Voucher FAQs
What is a bookstore voucher?
A bookstore voucher allows a financial aid recipient to purchase or rent books and purchase educational supplies at the UAMS Online Bookstore. All items purchased with a bookstore voucher will be charged directly to the student’s account.
How do I qualify for a bookstore voucher?
To be eligible for a bookstore voucher, students must be enrolled in the current term, at least parttime* in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, have all prior term balances paid in full and must have answered yes to the following question listed in their terms and conditions:
Would you like to participate in the bookstore voucher program? YES ☒ NO ☐
*Part-time for undergraduate level is at least 6 hours in any term and for graduate level is 5 hours for fall and spring and 3 hours for summer.
How do I know if I qualify?
If a student is eligible for a bookstore voucher, an SBV service indicator will be placed on the student’s account in GUS. Within 24 hours after the SBV is placed, the student will be notified through their UAMS email by TextBookX (Akademos) with their bookstore voucher number and its expiration date.
If I qualify, when can I use my bookstore voucher?
The bookstore voucher is available approximately 22 days prior to the official start date of the term and ends approximately 4 days prior to the official start date of the term. All purchases must be made during this time frame.
Where can I use the bookstore voucher?
The bookstore voucher is only available through the UAMS online bookstore – Akademos (TextBookX.) Students are not able to use the bookstore voucher with any other vendor.
How do I use the bookstore voucher?
The email sent by TextBookX (Akademos) will provide your bookstore voucher id and instructions on how to purchase.
Does using a bookstore voucher change my total financial aid award?
No, using the bookstore voucher does not change the total amount of your financial aid award. It is not an additional award. A book voucher is simply a way to charge your bookstore purchases prior to the disbursement of your financial aid.
What if changes are made to my financial aid award?
If your financial aid changes for any reason (i.e. declining a portion of your financial aid), you are still responsible for all charges incurred using the bookstore voucher.
Please note: If a student resigns from the University or drops classes during the semester, federal regulations may require the student to repay the financial aid received.
What if I don’t have enough financial aid to cover the cost of the bookstore purchase?
The student will be responsible for any charges not covered by financial aid. If you are unsure of the amount of financial aid you will receive for the semester, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 501-686-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the amounts of the bookstore voucher?
The maximum bookstore voucher amount offered is up to $750 for the fall and spring terms and up to $250 for the summer term.
Do I have to use the bookstore voucher?
No, you are not required to purchase books and supplies using the bookstore voucher program. Thenbookstore voucher program is optional.
Do I have to use the total amount of the bookstore voucher?
No, you are not required to use the maximum amount of the bookstore voucher.