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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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8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Textbooks for Troops™ (T4T) is the LARGEST program 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 Elizabethtown/Fort Knox - Melissa Ballinger at Fort Knox's Layaou Hall (Building 65), RM 103
WKU Glasgow - Military Student Services Center, RM 231
WKU Owensboro - Susan Free, Student Services

At the Bowling Green 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:



*  Returning students must have at least a 2.5 GPA from the previous semester to qualify.  First-time students are exempt from this requirement.  

*  Students must not be receiving a textbook stipend, scholarship, or other financial aid for textbooks.  For example, Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients, Voc. Rehab recipients and some ROTC scholarships award winners may not be eligible to participate.  


Important Dates for Upcoming Semesters

WINTER TERM 2016: Requests must be received by Friday, December 4, 2015 at 4 p.m.

SPRING TERM 2016: Requests must be received by Friday, January 8, 2016 at 4 p.m.


Follow this link to complete the request form completely online!


How you can help!

Drop off your gently used current textbooks to Tate Page Hall 408 or at one of our book drops located in Cherry Hall and Mass Media and Technology Hall

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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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