The TRV program provides Transfer, Returning and Veteran scholars monetary credit towards purchasing textbooks for the first academic year at UC Merced. We understand that textbooks are costly and can put a financial strain on our transfer, returning and veteran student population.
When you buy your textbooks, you can use a TRV account instead of your student account when purchasing. At the end of the semester, simply return your textbooks that were purchased with TRV funds to our office. This loan only applies to physical textbooks and does not apply to other materials such as access codes to online textbooks or in-class clickers. This loan also only applies to the Book Annex at the UC Merced campus and not online retailers such as Amazon, Chegg, or Barnes and Noble.
The Lending Library in our office has the same requirements, however textbooks here are exclusively for transfer, returning and veteran students and you may skip waiting in line at the book annex. Just check to see if our library has your required textbook and return it at the end of the semester! Keep in mind that the Lending Library is a first-come first-served program so show up as soon as you can. Otherwise, another student might check out the book you need!
Fill out the TRV Fall 2017 Interest form here. We will contact you over the summer about how to apply for the program.