Shark Bundle

Shark Bundle

Affordable and convenient access to required textbooks and course materials for students is why HPU and Barnes & Noble launched the Shark Bundle rental program. Students will pay $25.75 per credit hour* to get all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and electronic book versions before the first day of Fall 2022 semester classes. The average student is estimated to save as much as $300 on textbooks for a semester.

 

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How it works

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Register for Classes
Upon registering for courses, students will be automatically enrolled into the program. Once you’ve successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order. If you prefer to get your course materials another way, the option to opt-out of the program will be available; details will be available July 2022.

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Verify Your Order
Starting 30 days before the first day of classes, you will receive an email to verify your order and select your fulfillment preference.

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Receive Your Textbooks
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 course(s) via Blackboard.

Questions about Shark Bundle?
Email sm8094@bncollege.com
Call 808-544-0290
hpu.bncollege.com

 

*The per credit hour fee will not be assessed for courses that historically do not require a textbook. Required supplies are not included in the program. Courses in the Kamehameha Schools and Honoka‘a High School dual-enrollment programs will be excluded, as those students will have their books provided to them.

FAQs

Shark Bundle is a model that lowers the cost of materials for HPU students and ensures students have access to all of their required course materials on or before the first day of class. Through this new program, physical books will be conveniently packaged and provided to students on a rental basis, and digital materials will be delivered directly within Blackboard. Costs will be applied as a course charge. At the end of the term, students will receive email reminders to return their physical course materials to the bookstore.

  1. Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials

  2. One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)

  3.  An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships

  4. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Blackboard

The program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes and digital textbook versions to eligible students.

The program does not include consumables that cannot be returned and reused such as lab goggles, dissection kits, molecular model kits, engineering kits, art kits or nursing kits.

Other excluded courses include: Kamehameha Schools and Honokaʻa dual-enrollment programs, Military Science, Aerospace Science, Natural Science, Student Exchange, Nursing Labs, Writing Labs, First Year Seminar, Musical Instruments & Singing, and Theatre Production

All eligible students will be automatically enrolled in the Shark Bundle program.

While it is NOT recommended, students have the option to opt-out of this program. Instructions to do so will be available in July 2022. Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate.

Students will be responsible for purchasing their required course materials through the bookstore, either in-store or online at hpu.bncollege.com

The deadline to return all rental textbooks is the last day of finals. Students will receive email reminders about the rental deadline to their email address.

Yes, the program provides you with the option to purchase textbooks at a reduced rate during the return period.

Yes, you will still be required to return continuation course textbooks. You will be issued the same title for the next semester of the continuation course.

Students will receive emails and phone calls from the bookstore to remind them to verify their order. If the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.

Yes, if the student does not opt-out, their materials will be held at the bookstore and their student account will be charged.

You may return the book to the bookstore on the same terms and timelines currently in place. If you drop a class and enroll in a different class, the bookstore will “swap” the required textbooks/codes so that you have what you need.

Please contact your bookstore team at 808-544-0290 or SM8094@bncollege.com if you have any questions regarding your course materials.

Please go to customercare.bncollege.com for support with digital materials.