Frequently Asked Questions

All student bills are online and are generally available immediately after you register or change your schedule (Fall available-July 2nd, Spring available-December 1st, and Summer available-April 1st). Students should check their online bill frequently because various charges could post at any time. As a courtesy, you will receive an email notification to your BGSU email account when there has been activity on your account and that your bill is available for viewing and payment. You will not receive a paper bill in the mail.  

To access your bill, follow these steps:
1. Log into MyBGSU
2. Select Student Center
3. Select Account Summary

Please visit our online calculator to help determine your cost of attendance.
Cost of Attendance Calculator

Fall balances are due August 1st, Spring balances are due January 1st, and Summer balances are due May 1st.

Title IV funds are federal funds awarded to students for tuition and fee coverage. Pell and SEOG grants, Perkins, and Federal Direct Student Loans, are all forms of this aid. This aid may be awarded to students through their financial aid package, and can only cover tuition, fees and contracted room and board, unless the students authorize payment to pay miscellaneous fees.

Follow these steps to set up a Title IV Authorization:
1. Log into MyBGSU
2. Select Financials
3. Select Title IV Authorization
4. Follow the prompts until you have completed the authorization

Yes, BGSU offers an installment payment plan each semester.

4 for the Fall (August-November), 4 for the Spring (January-April), and 3 (May-July) for the Summer.

Yes, you can mail check payments to:
Office of the Bursar
132 Administration Building
1001 E. Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Make checks payable to: BGSU
Please include the student ID number on the check

Yes, we accept American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa. Please note: Credit Cards are only accepted online and a convenience fee will be assessed.

Yes, you can make an eCheck payment online without being assessed an additional fee.

Yes, you can make payments with check or cash in person at the Office of the Bursar.

The Office of the Bursar is located at 132 Administration Building.


The Office of the Bursar is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, with extended hours at the start of each semester.

Yes, you can reach the Office of the Bursar at 419.372.2815.

Yes, the Office of the Bursar meets with students or parents on a walk in basis during hours of operation.

Yes, you may grant access to a parent or guardian by delegating Access BGSU. To grant access, follow these steps:
1. Log into MyBGSU
2. Select Student Center
3. Select Share My Information
4. Select Delegate Access to a New Contact

Yes, BGSU does offer students a direct deposit option for refunds. To enroll in BGSU e-Refund, follow these steps:
1. Log into MyBGSU
2. Select Financials
3. Select BGSU Refund
4. Follow the prompts to provide requested information

The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The 1098-T form is informational only and should not be considered as tax advice. It serves as an alert to students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits such as the Lifetime Learning and the American Opportunity Credit as part of their Federal Income Tax Return.
Here’s how to elect to receive your 1098T form electronically:
1. Log in to your MyBGSU
2. Select Student Center
3. Select View 1098-T (from the dropdown menu in the finances section)
4.Select the Go radial button (next to the dropdown box)
5. Select the Year you wish to view