Fees & Financial Aid


Tuition Costs and fees are the same for students on the BGSU campus or abroad. (Fees current for the Academic Year 2014-2015)

  • Full time students in the French M.A. programs take 18 credits per academic year; this amounts to approximately $7,632 per academic year.
  • Graduate students who are not residents of the state of Ohio are charged an additional Non-Resident Fee of $5,490 per academic year.
  • All graduate students are required to pay the General Fee, approximately $63/credit. Note that the tuition scholarship is not able to cover this fee.

Scholarships. Full-time graduate students are eligible to receive:

  • A scholarship package including (up to full) tuition waivers to cover tuition costs and non-resident fees, allocated on a competitive basis.
  • A stipend for on-campus study and study abroad, if applicable.

Stipends / Teaching Assistantships:

ON CAMPUS: Students in the on-campus program are eligible to receive a Graduate Assistantship that will commit the GA to up to 15 hours of duties per week and makes them eligible for up to $9000 in an annual stipend.  Stipends are distributed on a competitive basis.

ABROAD: Students in a study abroad portion of the program are eligible to receive a Graduate Assistantship that will commit the GA to up to 10 hours of duties per week and makes them eligible for up to $6000 in an annual stipend.  Stipends and teaching assistantships are also distributed on a competitive basis.

Housing Costs:

  • Technopôle or another CROUS-affiliated student residence (university residences are only available to students under the age of 29) = $4,650/academic year [this price from 2011 includes rent, electricity, and housing insurance]  Fees subject to change based on availability.
  • Host Family = $7,600/academic year [includes rent, utilities, cultural excursions, 2 meals/day]
  • If you opt to find your own housing or do not commit to housing at the Technopôle by May 15th, you will not be required to pay a deposit. We recommend in this case that you arrive on site early in order to find suitable housing.  Students interested in arranging housing on their own might find the following links useful:




    CROUS stands for Centre régional des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires; this organization handles the student residences and dining halls at the different universities in France. 

Additional Costs:

  • AYA (Academic Year Abroad) Application fee (non-refundable): $25
  • Administrative Fee (non-refundable): $175
  • General Education Abroad Fee (non-refundable): $50
  • Housing Fee (non-refundable): $ 500 [only for BGSU-arranged housing]
*Not included in the overall fee are transportation to and from Europe/Africa, passport, titre de séjour, bus pass, Eurail, school supplies, laundry, incidental expenses, individual travel, and insurance.



BGSU Email & Electronic Contact Information:

Please Note; Upon being admitted to the BGSU MA program in French, you will receive a BGSU email account. You will be able to access the MyBGSU website, using your userid and email password. Select Blackboard → Community (a tab) → ROCS French Grads. Here you will find more detailed information about the program, including how to sign your electronic contract. You are, of course, also invited to contact the French Graduate Coordinator at ma-french@bgsu.edu.

*University Liability

Bowling Green State University reserves the right to make changes in dates, program costs, or courses, if it becomes necessary to do so. In the event of insufficient enrollment, a full refund of monies paid will be made. Any student who, for personal or family reasons, must withdraw from the program after having been accepted, forfeits the application fee. In addition, if a student withdraws after the completion of lodging or host family assignments, the student will be held responsible for reimbursing the AYA France program on a case-by-case basis, according to the time frame.