All students attending the College of Adult and Graduate Studies are required to receive books as part of their OCU program. Books are to be purchased through the Tree of Life Bookstore only. This service prevents the inadvertent purchase of a wrong edition and also saves time and money shopping around buying books from several sources. Students have the option to make their default new, used, or rental books; some books are consumable and will be available as new only. The precise books students need are delivered to their doorstep.
Books are shipped one to three weeks prior to the class start date so students will have them in plenty of time. Therefore, if students have an address change or need to withdraw from the course, they must notify OCU at least 21 days before the class is scheduled to begin.
A resource fee is assessed for each course and added to the student bill. If a student qualifies for financial aid, the fees will be paid with whatever financial aid that has been awarded, after tuition. If a student does not qualify for financial aid, the book fee may be paid with tuition.