POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: Tuesday, February 12, 1985
Revision Number: 5
Revision Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Reference: Educational Programs
Pearl River Community College shall offer textbooks, e-books, school supplies, and merchandise for sale.
Wildcat Den: The PRCC Wildcat Den offers a complete selection of school supplies. Students with an excess credit balance on their student account may be allowed to charge purchases; certain restrictions may apply. Students with a credit balance of federal, state, scholarship funds or other non-refundable types of financial aid may charge to their account during the fall and spring terms; certain restrictions may apply.
The Wildcat Den merchandise shop is located between the Brownstone Center and White Coliseum on the Poplarville Campus. The Wildcat Den Distribution Center, where textbooks and kits are purchased, is located to the right of the football field house. The Forrest County Campus Wildcat Den is located in Building 5.
Online Bookstore: Students may now order their required textbooks online at https://bookstore.prcc.edu/ withthe use of financial aid or a major credit card. Students may go to the Wildcat Dean website to find a complete listing of textbooks required by course/term.
Course Books: The PRCC Wildcat Den adopted a course fee program for 70% of its courses. The course fee is attached to each course and covers the cost of all digital materials for that course. This fee includes an exclusive, pin-less Digital Package which includes an interactive e-book integrated into the student’s Learning Management System (LMS-Canvas) that provides students the ability to highlight, annotate, bookmark, print, and access on many different devices. It also includes any additional resources, labs, videos, PowerPoints, interactive digital homework modules, quizzes, and digital resources the publisher is providing. The Wildcat Den works closely with the publishers each year to ensure that PRCC is the sole deliverer of the custom Digital Package at the most cost-effective price for PRCC students. For those courses not using the course fee model, the Wildcat Den will offer new textbooks for purchase and used textbooks for purchase when available. The Wildcat Den will conduct a Book Buy Back at the end of each semester.
Online Textbooks: If an e-book is not being used and a textbook is required, students enrolled in online courses can purchase their textbooks from the PRCC Wildcat Den. Students may choose to order textbooks via the PRCC Online Bookstore and have them shipped directly to them. All online textbook orders must be prepaid at the time students place their order. Financial aid and major credit cards are accepted. Students may also come to campus to make textbook purchases. Students enrolled in online courses that originate from another community college may place a special order for textbooks not stocked by the PRCC Wildcat Den. Students can do so by sending an email to email@example.com. Students must bring a copy of their verified“Student Profile” into the Wildcat Den when purchasing the textbook or fax a copy with orders being placed. All orders for online textbooks from other community colleges or direct from the publisher must be placed 7-10 business days prior to the start of online classes or risk a delay in receiving their order in a timely manner. The Wildcat Den cannot be held responsible for orders that are delayed due to back orders or lost in shipping, etc., or when placed later than 10 days prior to the start of classes.
Students, at their discretion, may use their federal, state, and institutional and outside financial aid proceeds to charge what they need in the bookstore. By signing the receipt, students authorize the Wildcat Den Bookstore to charge those purchases against their remaining financial aid balance. Charges may include books, supplies, food, drinks, and merchandise (exclusions apply).