Falcon Tuition Guarantee FAQ
The Falcon Tuition Guarantee provides all undergraduate, first time students and their families the certainty that tuition, room and board, out-of-state surcharge, special purpose fees, and course and class fees will not increase over the four academic years at BGSU. The Falcon Tuition Guarantee provides transparency and predictability about the cost of attending BGSU.
All incoming students are a part of a cohort. A cohort is the group of students part of the incoming class. The Falcon Tuition Guarantee applies to each cohort. Students can find their cohort by logging into their MyBGSU>Student Center>My Account.
The Falcon Tuition Guarantee is only available only to degree-seeking, first-time students. However, when you become admitted as a full time student, you will be assigned to the appropriate Cohort group.
Students who enroll as part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates will pay a prorated per-credit rate based on The Falcon Tuition Guarantee rate. Students receive four academic years (twelve consecutive semesters) at The Falcon Tuition Guarantee rate whether they are enrolled part-time or full-time.
The Falcon Tuition Guarantee is not available to non-degree-seeking students. This includes conditionally admitted students such as students enrolled in College Credit Plus, incoming exchange students and other students participating in other pre-enrollment or postsecondary option programs. However, at the point in time you become a full time student, you will be assigned to the appropriate Cohort group.
Students will continue to be permitted to enroll in courses on both the Main and Firelands campuses during the same academic term, and tuition for these courses will continue to be based on the student’s primary campus. Students enrolled primarily on the Main Campus under The Falcon Tuition Guarantee will pay tuition based on The Falcon Guarantee rate for all courses no matter the campus up to the full-time rate (12 credit hours for any courses enrolled on either the Main or Firelands campuses. Students whose campus of registration is Firelands will pay Firelands Campus tuition.
Students who officially withdraw from all of their BGSU semester courses can retain their original Cohort rate if they re-enroll the next semester; however, the semester does count as one of the of the twelve consecutive semesters at The Falcon Tuition Guarantee rate.
When the student re‐enrolls, if the Cohort period has not lapsed since the student’s initial degree-seeking enrollment, then the student can retain her or his original Cohort rate for the balance of the Cohort period. If four or more academic years have passed, then the re‐enrolling student is assigned to the oldest unexpired Cohort.
If four academic years have not elapsed since they first enrolled, students relocating from the Firelands Campus to the Main Campus will be assigned to a Cohort based on the date they first enrolled on the Firelands Campus. If four or more academic years have elapsed, the relocating student is assigned to the oldest unexpired Cohort on the Main Campus.
Yes. Summer semesters are included in the twelve consecutive semesters.
First-time students entering a degree program during a spring semester will pay the rate in effect for that academic year for twelve consecutive semesters.
First-time students who first enroll at BGSU in the summer semester will pay the newest Cohort rate for that semester, but will be assigned to the entering semester Cohort that immediately follows.
No. The Falcon Tuition Guarantee is available only to undergraduate students.
Students studying abroad will retain their original Cohort tuition rate. However, the semesters in which you are enrolled in these programs count toward your twelve-semester total.
Yes, following the completion and graduation from a BGSU undergraduate program, students may enroll in graduate level coursework for designated Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Programs offered at their guaranteed undergraduate tuition rate until their Cohort period expires. Here is a full list of the designated Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs. Following the expiration of their original Cohort, tuition for graduate level coursework will be assessed at the current BGSU Main Campus Graduate rate applicable to the program of study.
Updated: 04/04/2022 01:22PM