Purchase or rent books at the GSU Bookstore using Financial Aid.

Making purchases at the GSU bookstore is easier than it’s ever been with FA link! You can use your GSU ID to purchase school supplies and text books and more! In order for you to be eligible you must:

  1. Have submitted your FAFSA and completed the financial aid process.
  2. Have received a Financial Aid Award Letter.  This can be viewed in your myGSU portal.
  3. Have received enough financial aid above and beyond the amount that covers your tuition, fees, and housing (if applicable).
  4. Have registered for classes for the term for which you wish to purchase books.
  5. Meet all other financial aid requirements including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), have no prior balances on your student account, and have no other registration holds that would prohibit you from receiving financial aid.

You must remain eligible for financial aid in order to use your financial aid at the bookstore.   Before you make any registration changes, be sure to check with the Office of Financial Aid first.  Should you make purchases at the Bookstore with your financial aid and then adjust your schedule, you may end up owing money. 

FA Link will be available prior to the first financial aid disbursement of each semester.  You will be able to purchase or rent books using FA Link during the following time periods:


    Summer 2019 - April 22, 2019 - June 08, 2019

     Fall 2019 - July 5, 2019 - September 14, 2019

     Spring 2019 - November 26, 2019 - February 08, 2020 


Using FA Link is a voluntary service that is not required.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 708-534-4480 or faid@govst.edu