At the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters, eligible students may authorize Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech to transfer up to $800 in allowable bookstore charges to their student account. Authorization allows students to apply financial aid (if applicable) to pay for textbooks and supplies when purchased from the Barnes and Noble retail store located at Technology Square.
Who is eligible?
Students who are registered for at least one billable hour can elect to authorize Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech to transfer textbook/supply charges to their student account.
Please note that whether you are a new or continuing student, both the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech authorization to transfer charges AND your Title IV authorization (only required if you are receiving Title IV financial aid) must be given for textbook purchases to transfer from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech to your student account.
How do I sign up?
- Continuing students who are newly eligible and have not previously authorized the bookstore to transfer charges will be asked to authorize charges when logging in to Buzzport, Registration-OSCAR link for the first time and authorizing from the dropdown menu. After clicking Submit, a Confirmation page will display. To change a selection, follow the instructions in the FAQ entitled “How do I update my Bookstore Authorization if I have changed my mind?”
- If you answered the FASET registration question to allow the transfer of Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech charges to your student account as "YES", you will not need to do anything further other than authorize Title IV aid (see below for applicability).
- If you did not answer the FASET registration question, you will be asked once more whether you would like to authorize when you log into Buzzport and then click the Registration-OSCAR link for the first time. You can then make your selection from the dropdown menu and click the Submit button. After clicking Submit, a Confirmation page will display your selection.
What is the Title IV authorization and how does it impact my ability to transfer charges from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech?
Title IV funds are federal financial aid. Your authorization is needed to apply this aid to charges other than tuition, fees, room and board. Charges from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech are not eligible to be paid without authorization. If you are receiving Title IV financial aid and have not previously authorized this aid, you will be prompted to authorize this aid when you log into Buzzport and click the Registration-OSCAR link. More information about Title IV can be found here: financial-aid
Does my authorization to transfer bookstore charges obligate me to purchase my books at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech?
No. You may purchase textbooks anywhere. If you decide to purchase at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech, and give authorization, charges will be transferred to your student account.
What is the timeframe for Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech to transfer the charges to my account?
If you authorize the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech transfer, purchases can be made until the close of business Thursday during the first week of classes. The bookstore charges should appear on your student account the next business day after purchase. Credits from bookstore returns or exchanges transfer to your student account for up to a week after classes begin subject to Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech return/exchange policies.
Do I have to authorize this each term?
No, the authorization for Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech remains in place unless you rescind it. You may also choose to pay for books at the time of purchase instead of transferring charges to your student account.
How do I update my Bookstore Authorization if I have changed my mind?
Log into Buzzport with your student credentials and choose Registration-OSCAR link, Student Services and Financial Aid, Bookstore Authorization. Click the drop down menu and make your selection. Once your selection is made, click Submit and the verify page will display. Verify your authorization decision and click Submit.
How much can I transfer from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech?
You may transfer up to $800 per semester in eligible items (see list below) to your student account.
What types of purchases are eligible for transfer from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech?
Pens, Pencils, Paper, Etc.
When do I have to pay for the items transferred from Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech?
Payment for all charges on the student account, including bookstore charges, is due by the fee deadline for each term. Failure to clear your balance by the deadline subjects your account to late fees, holds and possible class cancellation.
Who should I contact with questions regarding bookstore charges on my account?
Please note that the Bursar's Office does not have any detailed information about your Barnes and Noble purchases. For questions regarding bookstore charges on your account, please contact Amy Muse, Assistant Store Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-894-2511 or Michele Carter, Store Director, at email@example.com or 404-894-0881.