Cost Summary


At Bowling Green State University, we keep the cost of higher education within reach. Low fees, financial aid, student employment opportunities and payment plans combine to make the ultimate educational experience an affordable one.

2017-18 Annual Fee Structure

Ohio Residents

Tuition & Fees $10,606
Room* $5,580
Bronze Meal Plan** $3,338
Total $19,524

Non-Ohio Residents

Tuition & Fees $10,606
Nonresident Fee*** $7,536
Room* $5,580
Bronze Meal Plan** $3,338
Total $27,060

Estimate of Other Annual Expenses

Book and Academic Supplies $1,050
Personal Expenses (entertainment, transportation, etc.)**** $3,604

This is an estimate, there are additional fees that vary by academic level or college. See the Fee Calculator.
*Standard occupancy room in the residence halls where most freshmen live.  Additional housing options available.
**Standard meal plan chosen by most freshmen.  Additional meal plan options available.
***New for Fall 2018: BG Success Scholarship for non-Ohio residents covers more than 50% of the nonresident fee for qualified applicants. (Currently valued at $4,000.)
****Actual amount will vary by individual based on personal choices. Athletes should contact their coaches for additional information.

Non-residents who graduated from an Ohio high school are eligible for in-state tuition under the Forever Buckeyes Program. For more information, email or see the Registration & Records website.

Laboratory fees not included. Fees are subject to change at any time with Board of Trustees’ approval.