Liberty University’s Online Programs Book Voucher Information

Book Voucher Online

Book Voucher Information

Online book vouchers are an easy way for you to utilize financial aid funds to cover books and other materials or to set up a payment plan to cover the cost of books over the span of a few months instead of all at once. Book vouchers are requested during the Financial Check-In process after you have completed any Financial Aid requirements you may have and after you have registered for classes.

Liberty students pursuing online degrees can only use their book voucher at the online bookstore, MBS Direct. Voucher requests through the Financial Check-In process are processed and confirmed approximately 24-48 hours after the request is submitted (Monday-Friday). An email with the confirmation number and instructions for utilizing the book voucher is sent to your Liberty webmail account from MBS Direct.

Military Students

Qualified military students, their spouses, and Department of Defense employees who are pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree are awarded a Military Book Voucher. This Liberty University book voucher is separate from the book voucher that students can request during Financial Check-In.

Please visit our Military Book Voucher webpage for more information on how to use the Military Book Voucher. Be advised that Military Book Voucher funds that go unused will not be carried over as a credit or refunded to the student.

Procedure for Using Book Vouchers

  1. If you are planning to use Financial Aid, please complete the FA process. First-time financial aid borrowers must complete the online loan application and entrance counseling to receive financial aid.
  2. Next, register for courses!
  3. Once you are registered, you can visit MBS Direct’s website to look for your courses and identify how much your books will cost.
  4. You will then need to complete Financial Check-In, during which you will be able to request a book voucher.
    • Be sure to include estimated shipping cost in your book voucher amount to make an accurate book voucher request. 
    • It is suggested that you request your book voucher in Financial Check-In at least two weeks prior to the start of the sub-term in which you are enrolled, to allow ample time to ship the course materials.
    • The online book voucher amount you request will be submitted to the online bookstore that Liberty partners with, MBS Direct. The book voucher funds are submitted to MBS Direct within the next business day (Monday through Friday).
  5. Within two business days of requesting your book voucher, you will receive an email in your Liberty webmail account with the book voucher number from MBS Direct.
  6. After receiving this email from MBS Direct, you may then call (800) 325-3252 or go online to MBS Direct to order course materials up to the value of your book voucher.

*Please be aware that book vouchers cannot be issued to online students for Residential courses or Resident students for online courses.