USING FINANCIAL AID TO
BUY YOUR BOOKS
Fall textbook deferment availability is July 27 – Sept.
4. Financial Aid Textbook Deferments are available to
students who have been awarded ﬁnancial aid and who
have funds that exceed the amount of their tuition and
fees. Financial Aid Textbook Deferments allow a student to
charge books at the Bookstore up to the amount available
for a Financial Aid Textbook Deferment. The minimum
amount of a Deferment is $100 with a maximum amount of
$750. Charges made against a Deferment will be deducted
from your Financial Aid when it is disbursed.
Prior to attempting to use a Financial Aid Textbook
Deferment at the Bookstore, it is your responsibility to
conﬁrm that there are ﬁnancial aid funds available for
a Deferment. Following are the instructions on how to
conﬁrm your eligibility:
Go to the Century website at century.edu.
• Click on “Login” at the top of the screen to get
to “myCentury”and log in to your portal using
your StarID username and password. On the very
bottom left of your myCentury page is a Textbook
Deferment link that will give you your information.
Once your ﬁnancial aid award is posted on the website,
it will take one day before the Financial Aid Textbook
Deferment will be available for use in the Bookstore. It
is important that you bring your Century student ID and
your class schedule with you to the Bookstore to get your
Deferment. If your ﬁnancial aid changes and does not
cover your tuition and fee charges for any reason (including
such things as dropping or adding credits, unsatisfactory
progress, holds, etc.) you are responsible for repayment of
any Textbook Deferment charges. Please note that you do
not need to spend your entire deferment amount. Whatever
you do not spend will be added back to your ﬁnancial aid
HOW DO I APPLY FOR
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT
• Apply for a Federal Student Aide ID (FSA ID) for you and
your parent (if applicable). You will need this to
sign your Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Create your FSA ID.
• Complete the FAFSA online each academic year.
• Use your and your parents’ (if applicable) tax return or
income information to complete the FAFSA using your or
your parents’ 2018 federal tax return information). Use
the DRT tool to import tax data.
• Be sure to put Century College’s Federal School Code
(010546) on your FAFSA application. After applying, your
FAFSA results will be sent to Century College, usually
within a week. Once Century College receives your
application, you will receive an email either requesting
more information or informing you that your Notice of
Financial Aid is ready to view online. You can monitor the
status of your application by logging into your eServices
account (which can be found under Login on Century’s
website) using your StarID username and password or by
contacting the Financial Aid Ofﬁce.
• Your Notice of Financial Aid will show your eligibility
for grants, student loans, and student employment at
the different enrollment levels for the term. If you wish
to borrow some or all of your student loan eligibility,
you must request a loan via eServices on the Loans link
under Financial Aid. Follow steps one through four to
receive a student loan.
• All students must have multiple disbursements on their
loans. Please refer to your loan disclosure statement for
your disbursement dates.