Financial Aid

When financial aid is integrated at your campus store, students can easily access the course materials, tech, and supplies they need, without delay. Let’s keep their focus where it belongs: on learning.

Ensure a successful start

Millions of students rely on financial aid for higher education. Ensure they can access the learning materials, tech, and supplies they need to succeed by offering seamless financial aid integrations through your campus store.

85%

of students receive some form of financial aid, according to the National Center for Education Statistics

33%

of students use financial aid to cover the cost of course materials, according to Student Watch

900+

campuses use Follett’s online Financial Aid Program

Convenient, flexible, and secure

Effortless Access to Financial Aid Funds

Our tailored solutions let students seamlessly purchase course materials in-store or online, with instant deductions from their financial aid accounts. They enjoy the convenience of shopping however they like, plus handy email reminders of available funds. Your campus benefits from our top-tier integrations, featuring dedicated support, centralized hosting, and precise reporting.

Powerful Communications to Keep Students Informed

Follett’s end-to-end communications program keeps your students informed of when and how they can use financial aid funds in store. We craft the messages, design campus store-branded emails, and deploy everything for you—at no cost. We take care of data management, opt-out lists, and email designs so your students are always in the know. Plus, it’s all optional; students can opt out anytime.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about Follett’s Financial Aid programs

How does the Follett Financial Aid program work?
Follett can provide credit for any number of funding programs at your campus – Financial Aid, Athletic Scholarship, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veteran’s Affairs, Corporate Sponsorships, Continuing Education Programs and more. With a simple file load, your campus can make funds available to use in the store and online within minutes. In addition, sales transactions can be provided back to your campus.
What is the online experience for students using Financial Aid?
During the checkout process, your students can authenticate to view their available accounts, credit limit, and expiration dates as provided by your campus. Credit limits may be hidden from view per your campus preference. If restricted items are in the shopping cart, the student is prompted to pay for those items with another form of payment so they can seamlessly complete their order. Students can check their Financial Aid availability at any time in the My Account feature. Follett can tailor our systems to accommodate the security requests of your campus. As part of the file, your campus may provide a unique PIN or code that students will be required to submit before accessing their financial aid during online checkout.  
Why collaborate with Follett on a campus-wide communications program?
Follett’s Financial Aid Messaging Program puts effective communication front and center. We’ll develop an email that’s branded to your campus store and deploy the program on behalf of your campus — all at no cost to you. We handle all the heavy lifting, including data management, opt-out lists and email designs. The data populated in the email comes directly from the financial aid file that your IT administrator is already providing the campus bookstore. All you need to add to the file are the student email addresses. It’s that easy!