Hawks take flight with IncludEd books

Chowan University is committed to student academic success and access to required texts books is a critical first step. 

The Hawk Flight Book Program enables access to required textbooks and computer codes students must have each semester in pursuit of their academic goals.  Hawk Flight Book Program is designed at a low per semester cost which should save students as much as 50% on average over traditional textbook purchase programs.  Hawk Flight is:

Convenient – Books are available before classes start each semester (Express Check-In)
Effective – Eliminates long lines in the bookstore to get your books
Efficient – No need for bookstore vouchers
Affordable – Saves students MONEY!!

Hawk Flight Book Program is considered along with all segments of your tuition/financial aid in enabling a financial plan to enroll at the University.  Our goal is to keep the required textbooks and computer codes at the lowest cost possible while introducing a stress-free beginning to each academic semester.  The Hawk Flight Book Program has two different levels based upon your enrollment status of full-time or part-time for the Fall and Spring semesters.  Summer is based upon each class registration and should generate even further savings.

For your convenience, students are automatically enrolled in the Hawk Flight program.  Full-Time students are charged a one-time per semester program fee of $400 which covers virtually all your required textbooks and computer codes – a savings of approximately 50%.  In some health-related majors, this price is less than the cost of a single new textbook.  Due to the reduction of course load, Part-Time students receive a reduced rate of $200 per semester.  Students will have the ability to opt-out of the program via a future MyCU option which will be communicated via a direct mail/email notification.  Opting-Out of the Hawk Flight Book Program DOES NOT RELIEVE YOUR OBLIGATION TO HAVE REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/COMPUTER CODES FOR EACH COURSE REGISTERED.

Student Cost

Fees for the Book Rental Program*:

Full-Time - $400 per semester
Part-Time - $200 per semester

Student Benefits

  • Students will have required course materials which will make it easier to be successful in class. 
  • Students are able to get all required course materials conveniently and affordably.
  • Students may apply financial aid or include the program in their monthly payment plan. 
  • Students can minimize the time spent searching for textbooks and do not have to worry about getting the wrong book or the wrong edition. 
  • Students will have the required materials as their classmates and teacher making it easier to study and learn.
  • Students average a 50 percent savings. 

Student Obligations

All students in the Book Rental Program must:

  • Meet their book rental financial obligations per semester
  • Return assigned books at the conclusion of the semester or at the point they leave or withdraw from the institution.  This includes returning the books associated with an incomplete course
  • Adhere to all program deadlines to avoid financial penalties
  • Return books in good reusable shape
  • Report damages to books assigned within 3 days of receipt
  • Understand that theft or loss books will result in replacement costs 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If my professor has recommended course materials, will those be included in the program?

Only materials identified by your professor or school as “required” are part of the program. All recommended materials will be made available for purchase at your campus bookstore and efollett.com.

Will I get money back at the end of the year when I go to turn in my books?

To ensure the greatest savings for students, printed textbooks will be provided through a rental program. This will provide you with savings upfront rather than getting money back at the end of the term. 

I like keeping my books at the end of term; can I do that with this program?

After the term is complete, rented textbooks will be returned to the campus bookstore. However, you can choose to keep the book by paying an additional fee.