Student Presidents

Father Kevin J. Sheeran, O.S.B. Textbook Program

The Fr. Kevin J. Sheeran, O.S.B. Textbook Program was created to help students in need meet the cost of required texts for classes in which they are enrolled.  Program awards are based upon eligibility criteria and supplement students’ existing financial aid resources.  However, the program is not intended to substitute for appropriate fiscal planning, financial aid processes, student employment or other means of assistance available to students to help finance their educational expenses.  Students are encouraged to pursue student employment opportunities available through the university and to seek assistance from the Financial Aid Office (Freshman Fin. Aid and Transfer Student Fin. Aid) regarding loans and other forms of assistance that may be available.

Funding through the Fr. Kevin J. Sheeran Textbook Program is limited.  There is no guarantee that every applicant will qualify for a textbook award or that any funds received will be sufficient to cover the cost of textbooks.  Funds received through the program are limited to the purchase of required text materials identified in course syllabi.  Recipients are required to submit a bookstore receipt to the Student Success Center and agree to the terms of a textbook return process.

Before completing an application for assistance, please be sure that you have done the following:

  • Completed the FAFSA for the current academic year
  • Supplied the Financial Aid Office with any and all documents required to complete your Financial Aid award package
  • Accepted all forms of aid offered, including loans
  • Submitted for a Parent Plus loan, if applicable
  • Verified that you do not qualify for a textbook voucher 
Failure to complete any of the above actions will delay or deny consideration of your application for assistance.


For additional information, please contact the Student Success Center or complete the application packet.

Textbook Lending Library

In addition to the limited financial assistance offered through the Fr. Kevin Sheeran, O.S.B., Textbook Program, students are invited to check out materials from the Student Success Center Textbook Lending Library. Materials may be borrowed, free of charge, for the entire semester. Any materials borrowed from the library must be returned by the end of the term.

To make a request for materials, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Benedictine University Library home page at
  2. Search for textbook(s) identified on your syllabus or textbook list.
  3. If the search reveals that a resource is located in the Student Success Center, submit your request to the Student Success Center in Krasa 020 or by email to Please note that the SSC receives many requests for textbooks from the lending library and will attempt to provide as many students as possible with at least one item from the library, rather than providing many materials to only a few students. Therefore, you may want to prioritize your request.
  4. The Student Success Center will notify you if materials are still available for check out and will ask you to come to the office to complete the process and pick up the texts.
Please consider donating one or more of your textbooks to the Textbook Lending Library.  For more information, please contact the Student Success Center at 630-829-6340.

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Student Life
  • Student Life

  • Marco Masini, Associate Vice President
    Phone: (630) 829-6124
    Fax: (630) 829-6348

  • Luba Baranivsky, Assistant to the VP

  • Lownik Hall, Room 152
    5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m