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Textbook loans at UH are simple, easy and effective

By The Auxiliary Services Team

With summer sessions revving up and students registering for fall classes, the University of Houston wants to remind everyone that interest-free textbook loans are available to use at the campus bookstore. Every UH student qualifies for these textbook loans regardless of whether they receive financial aid.

For the summer term, students can qualify for a $200 loan to purchase anything they need from the campus bookstore. For the fall and spring semesters, the loan amount is $400.

Textbook LoansApplying for the loan

Anyone who would like to apply for a textbook loan for the summer term must do so in their AccessUH account by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 8.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Log in to AccessUH
  2. Select the myUH icon
  3. Select “Student Financials”
  4. Select “Optional Fees”
  5. Select the term for the loan
  6. Select the magnifying glass icon on the book loan row
  7. Choose BKLOAN under “Valid Value”
  8. Click Save

Once the application is saved, the loan funds will be available to use at the UH Bookstore within a couple of hours.

Using the loan

To use the textbook loan, simply visit the UH Bookstore located inside the Student Center South. At checkout, let the cashier know that you will be using a textbook loan and be sure you have your student ID number and Cougar Card to access the funds. Textbook loans for the summer term must be used by Friday, June 16.

Paying back the loan

The loan amount used plus a $5 service charge will be applied to your semester fees. These fees are then considered money owed to the university for the semester and are subject to the standard payment terms and conditions. Any amount of the loan left unused will not be added to your semester bill.

Each semester, about 1,100 students take advantage of this service but so many more can! This is a great way for students to make sure they have everything they need the first day of class. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below or send us an email directly to the bookstore at


posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017