Winthrop University: Student Financial Services - Purchasing Books with Refund
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Purchasing Textbooks/Supplies with Pending Refund


Winthrop University and Barnes & Noble Bookstore have teamed up to help students to use their excess financial aid/student account credit to purchase books before classes begin. Students must have a valid Winthrop ID Card and must have an anticipated refund showing on their student account in the payment gateway for the term.

Who is Eligible?

Students who have completed registration for the term, and have a negative (credit) balance on their student account as of fee payment deadline are eligible to use their excess funds (anticipated refund) to pay for textbooks and supplies.  

How can I see my account balance?

To view your account balance, log into WINGSPAN, click on Account Summary and Payments. Students must have a credit balance as of fee payment deadline to be eligible.

When can I use this credit?

Students will only be allowed to purchase textbooks and supplies between fee payment deadline and a week before classes start.  After a week before classes begin, students will either need to wait on their refunds to be processed and received, or purchase their books out-of-pocket while they wait on their refund. Winthrop will begin processing refunds for eligible students the week before classes begin. We highly encourage all students to sign up for Direct Deposit for Refunds in order to receive their money as quickly and safely as possible.


Can I order/pay online using my credit?

Yes! Students may use their credit to purchase textbooks online. When you select your payment method, please choose "Student Account/Financial Aid Credit" as your payment option. Please contact the bookstore at 803-323-3800 if you have questions about purchases online.


Last Updated: 3/25/20