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What is the NOCE book award?

This program was created for students enrolled in any of our NOCE noncredit programs that require books. 

This award is in the form of a credit at the Fullerton Bookstore for assistance in purchasing required books, access codes, and any other instructional material as deemed necessary for the course and by the instructor and available at the bookstore. Criteria used to determine award amounts include the number of courses in which the student is enrolled, the cost of the required textbooks and materials listed by the bookstore, and book funds available. 

Students who need financial assistance with purchasing their books and meet the eligibility criteria listed below may apply.

What are the requirements?

Complete an application for consideration and meet the following requirements:

  • 2021 Fall Semester registration 
  • Student Educational Plan (SEP) completed (valid from July 1, 2020, to present)
  • Provide book need/book expenses for Fall 2021
  • Written response in the application: Your educational and career goals

*Please note that not all students who apply may receive a book award due to the anticipated number of requests.

Need help buying textbooks?

Eligible students who have a financial need and need assistance with purchasing their books may apply via MyGateway


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • 1. How will I know if I receive the book voucher?

    After you have reviewed and have met the eligibility, go to the link, and begin the application. Apply Here

    • You will receive a notification with instructions/guidance on what action items will be needed from you to be eligible if this is the case.
    • If the system indicates you are not eligible, it will not be considered a successful completion
    • Once you have met all criteria and the system has verified you are eligible, you will be allowed to complete the application towards a successful completion.
    • An email response will be sent to you indicating you have successfully applied for the NOCE Book Award.
      • Note the first group of applicants will be reviewed and processed the first week of August with notifications to students within two weeks of award notification email.
    • While we will try to provide book awards to as many students as possible, please note that due to anticipated number of requests, not all students who apply may receive a book award.
  • 2. When can I expect to purchase my books, after I have been screened as an eligible applicant?

    Note the first group of applicants will be reviewed and processed the first week of August with notifications to students within two weeks of award notification email.

    Students will be emailed award notifications and instructions on how to purchase their books.

  • 3. Is the Fullerton College bookstore open to purchase my books?

    The Fullerton College Bookstore is closed for in-store purchases.

    However, you can go online to the Fullerton College Bookstore Website to place an order for your books and can select home delivery or curbside pick-up!

  • 4. When can I begin to register for this book voucher?

    The application for this award is expected to open July 27, 2021 through September 16, 2021 (or until funds run out).

      • Notification of application submission is immediately following a successful submission
      • Another email within 2 weeks will be sent indicating an award, the amount and additional instructions

Information Sessions

Do you need help applying or need more information? Book Award Sessions are available:

DateTimeMeeting Location
Wednesday, August 4, 20219 a.m. – 10 a.m.Zoom Link
Thursday, August 5, 20216:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Zoom Link
Monday, August 9, 20216:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Zoom Link