Textbook Lending

Central Campus

The Academic Studio - Student Success Center Textbook Lending service provides qualified Career and Technical Education students (attending Central Campus) with textbooks and materials needed to be successful.


Initial Eligibility: The CTC Textbook Lending service is federally funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act  and supports financially and academically qualified students with a major/concentration in Career and Technical Education AAS degrees or certificate programs. The service does not support General or Interdisciplinary studies programs, or transfer programs that lead to Bachelor's degrees. Core curriculum courses directly related to AAS or certificate programs are supported if listed on an eligible student's official degree plan.

Service Requirements:  After meeting initial eligibility requirements, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time CTC student taking the majority percentage of courses in the classroom or CTE self-paced.
  • Must demonstrate financial need and meet household income requirements.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and maintain a minimum 2.0 or higher  for the term.

Documentation: All documentation must be submitted together. Only completed application packets will be considered.  A completed application packet includes all of the following:

  • Textbook Lending  Application
  • Copy of official Degree Plan
  • Copy of CTC Pell Grant Award letter or other qualifying documents (WIC, TANF, or Food Stamps award letter, or 1040 income tax form for previous year).
  • New or current semester course schedule confirming required number of credit hours in required classes.

Priorities for Funding:  Students with completed application packets who meet all eligibility criteria will be prioritized for funding on the following criteria:

  • Students receiving Textbook Lending services the previous semester.
  • Cumulative GPA and previous semester’s GPA.
  • Graduation date.

*Meeting eligibility and program requirements does not guarantee textbooks will be issued.   Books are available on a first come, first served basis.

Book returns: Students awarded assistance must return textbooks after final exams or upon dropping the course.  Failure to do so will result in an administrative registration hold on the student’s account.

Applications for Textbook Lending and Childcare Assistance will open July 24 for the Fall semester.

For more information or to complete an application packet
Visit or contact the Academic Studio - Student Success Center