What is the NOCE book/school supply award?

This program was created for students enrolled in any of our NOCE noncredit programs that require book or supply purchases. 

This award is in the form of a credit at the Fullerton Bookstore for assistance in the purchase of required books, access codes, and any other instructional available through the bookstore. Criteria used to determine award amounts include 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. 

The Book/School Supplies Award funds for the 2021 Spring Semester have been used. NOCE is not currently accepting new applications for this award.

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

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

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/school supplies 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 January with notifications to students by January 15, 2020.
    • 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 January with notifications to students by January 15, 2020. 

    The notification will provide approval if applicable, award credit and instructions on how to purchase your required textbooks.

  • 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/school supplies voucher?

    The application for this award is expected to open December 8, 2020 through January 8, 2021, for the first group of applicants

      • Notifications for this first group of submitted applications are expected January 15, 2021 
      • The Book/School Supplies Award funds for the 2021 Spring Semester have been used. NOCE is not currently accepting new applications for this award.