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Book & Supplies

Students will need paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, and other general classroom supplies.  We also recommend a laptop or tablet, some type of computing device, to complete coursework on in the dorm room as well as the classroom.  (Please see this page for recommendations from our IT department: recommended computer specifications.)

Courses that need books will be posted below in late May.

Book Vouchers

Eligible students may receive book vouchers from the university. Book Vouchers can only be used at the EKU Bookstore and may be requested through your EKU DIRECT account. All students wishing to purchase books “on account” MUST have a voucher to do so in advance. Only those students who are eligible for Financial Aid and have signed a Title IV Authorization Form may request a book voucher.

The Voucher program is active starting 2 weeks before the first day of class for any given term. The program ends 2 weeks after the first day of classes.  For Colonels Now this means that you can print and use your book voucher to purchase books between June 14th-July 12th for the 2021 Colonels Now summer courses.

The amount of the book voucher available is dependent on the amount of Financial Aid you will receive compared to the amount owed on your student account.  Vouchers are available in $200, $400, $600 and $800 amounts.

Please note, if you complete the process for requesting a book voucher and do not use the full amount or choose to purchase your books elsewhere, you will receive a credit in the amount of your unused voucher in Mid-September.  There are no credits for book vouchers applied before this time.

For students relying on the Book Voucher program to purchase books, please complete a FASFA for the upcoming academic year as soon as possible, but no later than July 1st to receive books for the fall semester.  After completing the FASFA, it is also very important that students review their EKU Direct to see if the Financial Aid Office is requesting additonal paperwork.

To Print a Book Voucher

Login to your EKU Direct Account:

  1. Go to 
  2. Click on Current Students, Faculty and Staff and New Employees.
  3. Login to your personal student account.
  4. Click on Student Services and Financial Aid.
  5. Click on Student Financial Services.
  6. Click on Book Voucher.
  7. Select amount from the drop down menu.
  8. Read and click I agree to the terms indicated.
  9. View Book Voucher.
  10. Print Voucher to take with you to the EKU Bookstore or use your book voucher direclty in the EKU Bookstore checkout process online.
    The EKU Barnes & Noble Bookstore offers new and used books for sale and rent.  Books can also be bought or rented in a digital online format that is accessed through a code.  Be sure to look up your books before choosing your voucher as there are several cost options as a result of the many choices.