Gibson's Bookstore blocks LCC voucher program

Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:59:52-05

Gibson’s Bookstore announced that Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina of the Ingham County Circuit Court has granted a temporary restraining order against LCC and their book voucher program.

The program implemented by LCC issues students a book voucher that is only valid through their MBS online bookstore. If a student chooses to not use the book voucher, they will not receive the financial aid they need to purchase books until Wednesday, Feb. 2. This means that if a student wishes to use their financial aid money to purchase textbooks from a friend, a classmate, Amazon, Chegg, or any other retailer, they must wait until almost four weeks after the start of classes.

The book voucher program will eliminate the ability of students to purchase their textbooks, from a retailer of their choosing, before classes officially begin. Concerned students are urged to contact the LCC Financial Aid Office at 517-483-1200 and sign a petition located inside of Gibson’s Bookstore. Students are also encouraged to attend the next Ingham County Circuit Court hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The circuit court is located at 303 W. Kalamazoo St. in downtown Lansing.