Introducing Eagle Advantage
It's Free Book Fall with Wake Tech's new Eagle Advantage book program. With Eagle Advantage, all your printed and digital course materials will be bundled and ready for pickup or delivery on or before the first day of class – saving you time and money and ensuring you're ready to learn on Day One.
For the Fall 2023 semester, Eagle Advantage is being offered to students in degree programs, including dual-enrollment students in the Career & College Promise program, at no charge! Toolkits and supplies required for certain courses are not included and must be purchased separately.
Students taking Summer term classes at Wake Tech will purchase their books from the Wake Tech Bookstore as they previously have done.
How it works
- Apply to Wake Tech.
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible for the Free Book Fall promotion, you must complete a FAFSA, regardless of whether you qualify for financial aid.
- Register for classes. Upon registering, you are automatically enrolled in Eagle Advantage. Once you've selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order.
- Verify your order. Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select whether you want to pick it up at a Wake Tech Bookstore or have it delivered to you.
- Get your books and digital materials. An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships. Your digital materials will be delivered for your courses within Blackboard.
At the end of the semester, you will receive an email with instructions on how to return your textbooks to a Wake Tech Bookstore.
Frequently asked questions
What is Eagle Advantage?
Eagle Advantage is a program that lowers the cost of course materials for students and ensures they have access to all of their required materials by the first day of class. Textbooks are conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials are delivered directly through Blackboard. At the end of the semester, students will receive email reminders to return their books to the Wake Tech Bookstore.
What's included in the program?
Eagle Advantage provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.
Is anything not included?
Consumable items that cannot be returned and reused, such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits or nursing kits, are not included in Eagle Advantage.
How do I enroll?
All students in degree programs, including dual-enrollment students in the Career & College Promise program, are automatically enrolled in Eagle Advantage. For the Fall 2023 semester, students (except those in Career & College Promise classes) must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the Free Book Fall promotion.
Simply register for classes, and the bookstore will prepare your course materials. One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to choose whether you want to pick your materials up at a Wake Tech Bookstore or have them shipped to you. You will get another email when your order is ready for pickup or has shipped. Digital materials will be delivered within Blackboard.
Non-degree students are not eligible for Eagle Advantage.
What if I don't want to participate?
For the Fall 2023 semester, it is recommended that all students participate in Eagle Advantage since there is no charge. But students are able to opt out of the program if they choose not to participate.
What if I never verify my order?
Students will receive emails and phone calls from the Wake Tech Bookstore to remind them to verify their Eagle Advantage orders. If a student does not opt out, rental materials will be held at the bookstore, and digital materials will be accessible within Blackboard.
What if I drop a class?
If you have already received your materials, you may simply return any books for that course to the bookstore within 48 hours.
If you drop a class and add a different class, the bookstore will swap the required textbooks or access codes to ensure that you have what you need for your current course schedule.
When do I need to return my textbooks to the bookstore?
The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals for the semester. Students will receive email reminders ahead of that deadline.
Do I need to return books if they're required for another course?
Unless you buy it, you are required to return any textbook for a continuing course. You will then be issued the same title for the next semester.
Can I buy textbooks I got through Eagle Advantage?
Yes, you have the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period at the end of the semester.
For more information, email [email protected].
Each Wake Tech campus has a bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble College that provides the books, electronics, supplies and other materials students need for any course. Students can also pick up Wake Tech shirts, sweats and other apparel, along with swag for their homes and cars, at the bookstores.
Check out the operating hours for each bookstore.
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