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Welcome! UAS does not have a physical bookstore; however, UAS students can order textbooks from MBS Direct or the bookstore of their choice. Students taking courses at UAA or UAF should refer to the bookstores for those campuses.

Book Advance

Complete the Financial Aid Book Advance Application below to determine if you are eligible to use anticipated excess financial aid to order textbooks before the aid is disbursed. Book advance requests can not be processed until all Financial Aid requirements have been completed, processed, and aid has been approved. Book advances are for UAS courses only, and cannot be used for UAA or UAF courses.

  1. Complete the information below, select which campus(es) your classes are taking place at, and submit.
  2. If all of your financial aid forms are in order and your aid has been awarded, UAS Student Accounts will have MBS Direct generate an authorization.
  3. When your authorization is available, MBS Direct will send you e-mail notification to the e-mail address you provided on the information below.
  4. Book advance requests may take 1 week to process. If it has been more than a week since the request was submitted, inquiries can be made via the phone or email listed below.
  5. Upon receiving the e-mail notification, you may order your books on the MBS Direct website.

Questions? Contact UAS at 907-796-6267 or

Your Information
MBS Direct Bookstore Agreement

I understand that by submitting this MBS Direct bookstore voucher I am responsible for the costs that I incur purchasing books and supplies, whether or not I successfully complete the course(s). If I default on my student account, I promise to pay for the collection, attorney, and legal fees necessary for the collection of any amounts owed to the University of Alaska, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 40% of the debt. If I do not pay, the university may take my Permanent Fund Dividend under Alaska Statutes 14.40.251 and 43.23.073 and pursue other collection methods. I also understand that past due debt may be reported to credit bureaus.


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