Using the USD Book Advance Payment Option


  • How do I use the USD Book Advance payment option in the online bookstore?
  • I am having trouble paying for my books at the start of the semester, what options do I have?
  • Is the book loan option still available?
  • I do not understand what the Book Advance is. Can you explain?
  • Why am I being charged $500, I did not authorize this amount to be put in my account?
  • I do not need the Book Advance can you please take it out?


  • USD Online Bookstore
  • Akademos


To help students pay for course materials and supplies, the University of South Dakota offers qualifying students a $500 interest-free Book Advance. If you are eligible, the Book Advance will automatically show as a payment option in the students' USD online bookstore account upon checkout.



  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your school credentials
  3. Add items needed to the shopping cart
    Note: Required and optional materials will be shown per course
  4. For checkout, select the payment option Apply USD Book Advance
    Note: If you do not want to use the Book Advance, do not select the payment option
  5. If your order total is more than the Book Advance balance, you will need to add an additional payment method, such as a credit card, to complete your order
  6. The amount used will be applied directly to your student university bill
    Note: You will only be billed for the amount used through the USD Book Advance and the payment will be due based on the schedule you set up for your University billing

Visit Book Advance for program and repayment details.


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