Financial Aid Process
Financial Aid Checklist: Things to note when applying for Financial Aid.
Apply for Admissions to BGSU: All federal student aid recipients must be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking student.
First-Time Aid Recipients: The Financial Aid Process starts during your senior year in high school with the FAFSA; what happens next?
How your Financial Aid Eligibility is Calculated: How much aid you receive is based on your FAFSA and other factors. The Financial Aid Estimator provides an estimate of potential financial assistance.
Cost of Attendance Estimates: Estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students. The Net Price Calculator (BG campus, Firelands campus) provides cost and award estimates based on prior year data.
"Packaging" your Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid uses the data reported on your FAFSA to determine the specific combination of grants, loans and other aid offered to you.
Changes in your Aid Package: A summary of the factors that may affect your financial aid package.
Aid "Disbursement" to your Bursar Account: Once finalized, your financial aid is applied to your bursar account.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: Maintaining academic progress is a requirement for receiving aid.