FSW Bookstore

Financial Aid Book Buying is Open!

The Financial Aid Book Buying Period for the Summer Full and Mini A Semesters is:

  • Summer 2022 Full and Mini A: April 25th, 2022 through May 16th, 2022
  • Summer 2022 Mini B: June 6th, 2022 through June 28th, 2022

If you have been awarded Financial Aid, any excess funds beyond tuition and fees up to a certain amount, will be loaded onto your BUC Card for use at the FSW Bucstore website. To check the amount available on your BUC Card when the buying period opens go to: https://www.fsw.edu/buccard/transactions

Purchase your books and required materials online at: https://www.bkstr.com/fswstore/home 

If you have any questions contact the BUC Card Office at BUCCard@fsw.edu or the BUCStore Manager at 0171mgr@follett.com

What is Financial Aid Buying Days? If you have excess financial funds after paying for courses and other fees owed to the college, you may use a portion of these funds for bookstore and dining purchases.

Title IV (Financial Aid) Authorization Federal regulations require Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to obtain an authorization from you in order to apply excess financial aid funds towards other educationally related non-institutional charges, such as books, parking fines, etc. If FSW does not have your authorization, you cannot use your excess financial aid funds to charge books. Title IV Authorization Information (PDF).

Bookstore Purchases With Financial Aid The amount placed on your BUC Card depends on the excess financial aids funds you have available, the maximum amount allowed is $1,000 which is only accepted at the FSW Buc Store. You must have your FSW BUC Card on hand to make the transaction.

You may also find your textbooks and course materials by clicking on this link.

For Online Purchases:

Once you have selected the materials you would like to purchase through your campus bookstore website, you will proceed to 'Checkout' and follow these simple instructions:

  1. Payment Method: Select BUC Card from the drop-down menu options
  2. Enter your student ID (No '@' symbol - numbers only)
  3. Proceed to complete transaction

Sustainable Shopping

Follett has set a goal to reduce our in-store shopping bag consumption by more than 50 percent this fiscal year. This fall alone, our network of more than 900 stores will prevent 3.5 million bags from entering our landfills and waterways. To achieve this goal our campus stores will only supply bags for customers who request them. Though bags will always be available, we are confident our customers will support this initiative.

More information regarding our sustainable efforts (PDF).

Rent-a-Text is a lower cost option for obtaining the materials needed for your classes! For more information about this program contact the Florida SouthWestern State College Bookstore on your campus, or visit the Rent-A-Text website from the image above.

Your Lee Tran pass can be purchased directly from the Lee Campus bookstore.

For more information about LeeTran, review the LeeTran Frequently Asked Questions PDF from the image above.

Bookstore Hours & Locations

Campus Address Hours

26300 Airport Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(941) 637-5671

Charlotte Bookstore Home Page

Charlotte Bookstore Hours of Operation


7505 Grand Lely Drive
Naples, FL 34113

(239) 732-5560

Collier Bookstore Home Page

Collier Bookstore Hours of Operation


8099 College Parkway
Madeleine R. Taeni Hall
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

(239) 489-3345

Lee Bookstore Home Page

Lee Bookstore Hours of Operation