All textbooks used in dual credit and/or dual enrollment courses must be approved by the on-campus college faculty in the appropriate academic discipline.
Textbooks for dual credit and dual enrollment students are available through the MSSU Bookstore. For dual credit students whose high school is paying for textbooks, the MSSU Bookstore will bill the school directly. For all other dual credit or dual enrollment students, the student will be billed directly through the student account.
A per credit hour fee is assessed for the use of rental textbooks. The current rental fee is $14 per credit hour per book. The University operates a rental system through the University Bookstore which allows the use of the required textbook by the student for one semester. Students enrolled in yearlong courses will be charged the rental fee for both semesters. It should be noted that some classes may require the purchase of supplemental books and materials not available through the rental system.
Textbook charges will not appear on your account until one business day following pick-up. Acceptable payment includes Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit card, check, or cash. Textbook fees can be paid through the student payment portal or at the MSSU Bursar’s Office. Books rented and returned within the first two weeks of classes are fully refundable.
A student must be enrolled in classes and have a Lion Card student ID in order to rent textbooks. Booklists may be accessed through LioNet. If the Lion Card has not been issued to the student at the time of textbook pickup, the student should identify themselves as a Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Student at the bookstore counter.
Dual Enrollment Students
Dual enrollment students will be responsible for obtaining textbooks in the same manner as all other MSSU students. For further instructions about this process, refer to the MSSU Bookstore website.
Dual Credit Students
Dual credit students will be responsible for obtaining textbooks in the same manner as all other MSSU students unless the high school has made alternate arrangements with MSSU. For further instructions about this process, refer to the MSSU Bookstore website. It is important that dual credit students check with the high school to determine the existing check-out and return policy.
Textbooks must be returned no later than 4 P.M., Monday following the week of finals. For dual credit students participating in a course taught at the high school that remains in session past the week of finals at MSSU, books should be returned no later than 48 hours after the final exam is given for the course. A book drop is located in the wall behind Billingsly Student Center for after-hours and weekend drop off. Textbooks not returned by this time will be charged to the student’s account at the retail price. This fee may be reduced to a late fee equal to the current rental fee when returned through the published late book return date. Visit the MSSU Bookstore website for more information