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Textbook Charging

South Central College wants you to be successful and to ensure this, we allow every student with a current FAFSA on file the ability to charge all necessary textbooks and supplies to their student accounts. This means you can have your books for the first day of class without having to worry.
Students must meet the following guidelines to charge:
 1. Students must be currently enrolled in South Central College courses.
 2. A South Central College Student ID is required for all charges. (Your student ID is at the top of your class schedule or on your South Central College student ID card.)
 3. Student must have a current FAFSA on file with South Central College to be eligible to charge.
 4. Student must not have any holds on their account.


Online textbook charging dates

Online textbook ordering dates are as follows:

• Fall Semester: Opens August 1st- Closes 2nd Friday of the semester

• Spring Semester: Opens December 12th- Closes 2nd Friday of the semester

• Summer Session: Opens May 2nd- Closes 1st Friday of the session

Orders will begin being processed and shipped two weeks before the semester starts. Placing an order prior to this date it will secure your place in line when orders are pulled and processed.  We are strongly recommend all textbook orders be completed online.  All online orders are sold and shipped from our North Mankato Textbook Center and will ship free of charge to all students.  On campus locker pickup options for both campuses are also available at checkout.  Textbooks may also be purchased in-person at our North Mankato Textbook Center during business hours.


Is somebody else paying for your books?

If you have a company, agency or organization purchasing your textbooks for you, we must have documentation from them on file in the Textbook Center before you can charge. This information can be emailed to Any documents should include your full name and South Central College student ID/Star ID number. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing. Some restrictions apply as to what items can be charged. Please email the bookstore with any questions.

Examples of these organization include Rehabilitation Services (RS), Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC), Post-Secondary Education Opportunities (PSEO), Pipeline Grant, Minnesota Department of Economic Security Trade Act Training (TAA), South Central College Presidential Scholarship Recipients, Workforce Development, and Veterans Benefits (VETS).


Contact Support

Contact us anytime with questions or concerns at: A staff person will be in touch with you within 24-48 hours.  Please note: During high volume times such as the beginning of the semester it may take up to 72 hours for a staff member to return your email.  

N. Mankato Campus

1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
Local: 507-389-7221

Faribault Campus

1225 Third Street
SW Faribault, MN 55021
Local: 507-332-5812

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A member of Minnesota State

Mission: South Central College provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment that cultivates student success and advances regional economic development.

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The South Central College bookstore is unable to ship to PO Boxes.  Please use a physical street address for your order, or select an on-campus locker pickup at checkout.

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