BGSU Refund Options

The most convenient, quickest and safest way to receive your refund check is through direct depost. In order to receive a direct deposit, you must be signed up for BGSU eRefund. If you are not signed up, a check will be mailed to the home address on file with the University. 

On this page, you can also learn how to request a stop payment if you have misplaced a check or it was sent to an incorrect address.


Direct Deposit Setup

If you would like to take advantage of the most convenient, safest and quickest way to receive your refund check, you need to sign up for BGSU eRefund. When you do, your refund will be deposited directly into the savings or checking account of your choice. 

How to enroll in BGSU eRefund:

  • log in to MyBGSU
  • Select Student Center
  • Select My Account
  • Select BGSU Refund

PLEASE NOTE: Bank account information must be updated whenever an account change has been made. Failure to update this information may delay your refund.

Parent Plus Refunds to Borrower | If you are receiving a Plus loan to pay for your tuition and fees, and the refund is not released to the student, a paper check will be mailed in the borrower's name and home address.


Check Refunds

If you have not enrolled in BGSU eRefund by the time your refund check is ready, a paper refund check will be mailed to the home address on file with the University. 

It is VERY important the address on file is correct. You can update your address in your MyBGSU account.

How to update your address:

  • Log into MyBGSU
  • Select Student Center
  • Select Profile
  • Select Addresses
  • Select Current

PLEASE NOTE: In the event a credit is issued to the student account and a credit card was used to process a payment, the credit will be refunded to the credit card.


Stop Payment & Refund Check Replacement Procedures

Reporting a Lost Check - When students request a replacement of a check issued by BGSU that has been lost, they will need to complete a Student Account Stop Payment Form. Students must wait a minimum of 30 days after the issue date of the check before requesting a stop payment and reissuance of check.   

There will be a $25 stop payment fee assessed to students for replacing a lost check. If students want to avoid the $25 fee, they can enroll in BGSU Refund and the fee will be waived. The student must enroll in BGSU Refund before submitting the Student Account Stop Payment Form. BGSU will apply the funds from the check to the student account, if there is an outstanding balance with the University.

Change of Address – Financial aid and regular refund checks are issued to the student's address on record. Students are responsible for keeping their personal contact information up to date on their MyBGSU account. If you had an address change or failed to update your address prior to the release of the refund check, the check may become undeliverable, lost or outstanding. If your student account or financial aid refund check is deemed undeliverable by the post office, we will contact you by email asking you to update your current address in your MyBGSU account.

All stop payment requests must be submitted on a Student Account Stop Payment Form completed and returned to the Office of the Bursar at bursar@bgsu.edu.

To obtain this form, please contact the Office of the Bursar at 419.372.2815 or bursar@bgsu.edu.

For more information, please visit the full Refund Policy in the current Tuition and Fee Brochure.


BGSU eRefund

By signing up for BGSU eRefund, any excess funds will be deposited directly into your chosen checking or savings account. BGSU eRefund is a convenient, online service for direct deposit of student refunds. 

Here's how to enroll in BGSU eRefund:

  • log into MyBGSU
  • Select Student Center
  • Select My Account
  • Select BGSU Refund

    Bank account information must be updated whenever an account change has been made. Failure to update this information may result in a delay of your refund.

Parent Plus Refunds to Borrower
If you are receiving a Parent Plus loan to pay for your tuition and fees, and the refund is not released to the student, a paper check will be mailed to the student's home address.

Check Refund:
Students not enrolled in BGSU Refund will receive their refund via check. Check refunds are mailed to the perminant address listed in the student's MyBGSU. 

Please ensure that your address is current. Updates to your address may be completed in the Student's MyBGSU.

Here's how to update your address:

  • Log into MyBGSU
  • Select Student Center
  • Select Profile
  • Select Addresses
  • Select Current

    Please Note: In the event a refund is issued to the student account and a credit card was used to process a payment, the amount will be refunded to the credit card.

Updated: 05/16/2022 02:28PM