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Textbooks for Troops


Military Student Services

Textbooks for Troops

Special WKU Military Tuition Rate

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WKU Military Student Services

1906 College Heights BLVD

Tate Page Hall, 408

Bowling Green, KY 42101

p: 270-745-2180

f: 270-745-4351


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Office Hours


8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

through Friday, Aug. 14


Office CLOSED July 3

for Independence Day


WKU seeks to make your higher education affordable!

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Textbooks for Troops (T4T) is the LARGEST scholarship of its kind in the NATION.

This program is for military, veterans and eligible dependent students enrolled in WKU courses who do not receive a book stipend/scholarship.  DOD High School juniors and seniors enrolled in a Dual Credit class are also eligible.  The program works and sustains itself by having qualified students check out their textbooks for an entire semester.  They must return the books to our program so that books can continue to be loaned out to other students the next semester.  

Books are available if you are taking courses at any of our campuses or with WKU Online or On Demand.   If you are at a WKU regional campus, your books will be picked up and then delivered back to our T4T Representative...

WKU Etown/Ft. Knox - Melissa Ballinger at Briscoe Hall
WKU Glasgow - Sandi Rice, Glasgow front desk
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At the main campus, WKU Online or On Demand, you can pick up books with us at Military Student Services or by mail,

WKU Military Student Services
Tate Page Hall 408
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green KY 42101
Contact: Joshua Smith (p: 270-745-2180 / e:



Click here for the request form and program rules.  Fill out the form and return it to Tate Page Hall 408 as soon as possible after you have signed up for classes.   Requests must be in to our office 10 BUSINESS days prior to class start date. 

Click here to complete the request form completely online!




Requests for MAY SESSION must be received by Monday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

Requests for JUNE I SESSION must be received by Monday, May 25 at 4 p.m.

Requests for JUNE II SESSION must be received by Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m.

Requests for JULY I SESSION must be received by Friday, June 19 at 4 p.m.

Requests for JULY II SESSION must be received by Friday, June 26 at 4 p.m.


FALL TERM 2015: Requests must be received by Monday, August 10 at 4 p.m.


How you can help!

Drop off your gently used current textbooks to Tate Page Hall 408.

Monetary donations are also accepted.  Please annotate in the 'additional information' area that your donation is for Military Student Services - Textbooks for Troops.

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Hear what recipients of the textbooks are saying...

"I am very pleased with the program. I truly think it is a great asset provided by the Military Student Services. Thank you so much it has helped me tremendously."  Cadet Roebuck

"This program has been very helpful this semester. I would certainly use the program in the future if it is able to continue.  I would estimate that this program has saved me $300 - $400 this semester!" R. Buchanan

"I love the Textbooks for Troops because it saved me money and took the burden of searching for them off me while I was preparing to start school." W. Scarbeau

"It's helped me in my leadership class and I would've otherwise had to buy the book. The book was slightly used, but in great condition. It even came with the important stuff already highlighted. It was great, and you have a great program." J. Mercer


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