Ch. 31 VR&E Users - How to purchase books from the KU bookstore

Important note before making purchases

You should NOT have your books billed to your KU Enroll & Pay student account. The bookstore submits invoices separately to VA's system (Tungsten), as they are a separate entity from KU when it comes to finances. If you see bookstore charges on your KU Enroll & Pay account that should be paid for by VA, contact the MASC so we can help resolve the situation.

Purchasing in Person

When checking out at the bookstore, let the cashier know you are a “VA Sponsored Student” so they can process your purchase correctly.

Purchasing Online

Follow the steps below for making online purchases through the KU bookstore.

Log in to the KU online bookstore

Visit the bookstore link below and Click “My Account” in the top right corner of the webpage. You will be directed to Log In page – Click Blue box in the “I am a Student” Section

Student Login Screenshot


Shop your textbooks and add them to your cart.

Shopping Cart Screenshot


Go to check out and follow the process to get to Payment Method.

Checkout Screenshot

Payment Method

At payment method – choose Student Account

Payment Method

Billing Address

Enter Billing Address – can just click to be same as shipping address.

Choose the correct semester and hit continue.

Billing Address Screenshot

Special Instructions

On the Review Your Order Screen – In the Special Instructions Box – type in “***VA SPONSORED STUDENT***” This will
trigger the Bookstore to change payment type at time of billing. If this is not done, your Enroll & Pay account will be

Any issues – please call 1-800-458-1111, or use the online chat during business hours.
Special Instructions Screenshot