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Distance Textbook Information

What courses require distance textbooks?

Juneau courses with a section number of JD1 or UJ1,Sitka courses with a section number of UT1 or TD1 and Ketchikan courses with section number of KD1 or K01 are considered distance courses and require distance textbooks.

How do I get my distance textbooks?

Juneau, Sitka and ketchikan students need to order their distance textbooks from MBS Direct. MBS is an online bookstore. Orders can be place by phone, mail, or online. Students will want to place their orders early to allow time for shipping. Generally allow 7 to 10 days for shipping.

How do I contact MBS Direct?

Phone: 1-800-325-3252

Online: http://direct.mbsbooks.com/ualaska.htm

Mail: MBS Direct

PO Box 597

Columbia, MO 65205

If mailing in an order you must fill out an order form.

What if I have financial aid or agency funding?

  1. To obtain a Student Financial Aid MBS Voucher, follow these steps:
    Fill out form at UAS Bookstore and select the submit button. UAS Juneau will notify MBS Books to generate a voucher when your Financial Aid has been approved and is available for purchasing books.
  2. When your voucher is available, MBS Books will send an e-mail notification to the e-mail address you provided in step 1.
  3. Once you receive the e-mail notification, you can go online to order your books.
    This process takes a little time - please plan ahead!!!

The Fall deadline for voucher submission through the bookstore is August 31. This allows the Business Office/Student Accounts office sufficient time to complete necessary paperwork to send students their money in a timely fashion before semester starts.

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