I get reimbursed up to $150 per course for books. For the coming quarter, I just spent $206 on books for two courses. One class uses one book, while the other has two. Unfortunately for me, the text for the class that has a single text was all of $30. Which means I have a $40 unanticipated expense ($26 for the book, $15 for tax). And with the way my budget is structured it comes out of grocery money. Ouch!