Taking Care of Your Bill

Washington Monthly magazine has named Bowling Green State University one of “America’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” BGSU was ranked 50th out of 79 national universities and had the highest ranking of all Ohio public institutions.

As part of our commitment to affordable education, BGSU offers tools and services to you and your family to help manage finances.  

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Financial resources to help you pay tuition and other expenses

  • Apply for financial aid early to maximize funding options. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.
  • Access the BGSU Financial Aid Website for scholarship, grant and loan information. Allow adequate time for private loan processing (1-2 weeks from self certification)
  • Check with community organizations.
  • Take advantage of the free Searchable Scholarship Guide.

State Programs

Visit the State of Ohio web site for information on state scholarship/grant programs (i.e., Choose Ohio First, Opportunities for Veterans, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, etc.).


Check with your employer, or have your parents check with their employers to determine if they offer employee or dependent tuition reimbursement programs.

Personal Payments

  • BGSU payment plan: Learn more at Installment Payment Plan
  • After registering, make sure payment in full is received by the posted due date.

Financial Literacy Resources

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Stay informed and current with your financial aid and your bill

Estimate your bill

Visit the Tuition & Fee Estimator to calculate your expected bill.

Email Notifications

  • Check your Falcon Mail account regularly for important financial aid messages and eBill updates.
  • To authorize a parent to receive an email for the eBill and to make online payments, students must grant parents permission to ACCESS BGSU.

Financial Aid Requirements and Awards

Log in to MyBGSU  to view the status of your financial aid and your awards. Check your "To Do List" on a regular basis for items that need to be completed.

Online Bill

  • To view your BGSU Bill, log in to your MyBGSU>Select Student Center>Select Account Summary. This will take you directly to the Online Bill.
  • BGSU's electronic billing notification system - check your balance frequently - know when your payment is due.

Mailing Address Update

Make sure your address is current. Log in to MyBGSU>Student Center>Home Address>Edit. MyBGSU allows convenient 24/7 online access.