Tuition and Fees

Financial Responsibility, Student Bills, Payments

Each student is financially responsible for payment of fees and charges assessed to his/her student account. Students receive bill notifications electronically via their Bowling Green State University email address. Payment of fees are due by the specified published due dates. Accounts must be kept current in order to maintain enrollment eligibility and receipt of official University documents and services (i.e. transcripts).

The student’s University e ‐ mail address is the official means of communication with the students. Students may grant parents, grandparents, guardians, etc. access to their on ‐ line bills through AccessBGSU. Students may log into MyBGSU>Student Center>Share My Information.

The University accepts certified check, personal check, money orders, and electronic payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover cards, and debits to checking or savings accounts). A convenience fee is assessed on all credit/debit card transactions. It is recommended to convert cash to a bank check or pay on line via MyBGSU. Payments will be applied to the oldest balance first. Scholarships, waivers and third ‐ party contracts will apply each semester to designated fees per the terms of the award.

Students’ accounts are reviewed frequently. The University has no limitation on how many semesters it may go back for additional fees.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to make adjustments in fees without advanced notice.

All tuition and fees are approved by Bowling Green State University’s Board of Trustees and are subject to change, without notice, by action of the Board of Trustees. Per credit hour rates (tuition and fees) are assessed based upon the student's residence classification, campus of program, and class standing. Non‐resident fees equal the instructional fee plus the out‐of‐state surcharge.


Bowling Green State University does not bill for the purchase of textbooks and supplies. The estimated cost for textbooks and supplies for the academic year are:

Undergraduate Students both campuses ‐ $1,456.00
Graduate Students ‐ $1,260.00

Estimated costs are determined based on average student expenses. Students may find their own textbook costs vary depending on their major and the classes they are enrolled in each semester.

Withdrawal from the University

If a student leaves the University without proper notice and permission, a mark of "ATNF" is recorded in all courses for which the student is currently enrolled. Such a student is not entitled to any refund of fees.

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University in good standing must obtain the permission of the dean (or dean's designee) of the college in which the student is enrolled. Please refer to Registration and Records Withdrawal From University Policy for further information.

Students withdrawing from any or all courses, and receiving any sort of financial aid, should consult with the Financial Aid Office regarding the effect on financial obligations.

Medical Withdrawals

Request for medical withdrawals are submitted to the Bursar's Office for review. A tuition appeal form should be completed along with all necessary documentation. All approvals of medical withdrawals may result in a tuition credit voucher awarded for a future semester of enrollment.

Dropped Course Credit

Instructional, General, Out of State Surcharge, and Course and Class Fees - Students who drop from classes shall receive a credit of these fees based upon the following schedules.
Fall and Spring Semesters (Courses offered over the full semester)
Prior to the first day of the semester through the 7th calendar day
8th through 14th calendar day
15th through 21st calendar day
22nd through 28th calendar day 40%  
Summer Semester and Special Sessions - The time period for special session and Summer semester course schedule changes and registration is proportional to the length of the special session or Summer session courses.
Six Week Course
Prior to the first day of the semester through the 2nd calendar day
3rd through 4th calendar day
5th through 7th calendar day
8th through 9th calendar day 40%  
Eight Week Course  
Prior to the first day of the semester through the 3rd calendar day
4th through 6th calendar day
7th through 9th calendar day
10th through 12th calendar day

Refund Policies

A refund is generated when there is a credit balance from overpayment on a student's account.

Issuance of Refunds
All university refunds will be issued to the student as the account holder via authorized direct deposit to the bank account of the student’s choice (checking or savings) or university check. PLUS loan (parent loan) refunds are issued via university check to the parent who holds the loan account. Students are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit. It is the safest, fastest, and most efficient method for students to receive their refund. Students can enroll and update their direct deposit information via MyBGSU.

Financial aid refunds may be available after financial aid processing is completed and enrollment status can be confirmed. Students enrolled in various sessions within a semester may receive refunds in installments after attendance in a registered course has been confirmed.

A Title IV credit balance occurs whenever the amount of Title IV funds credited to a student’s account for a payment period exceeds the amount assessed the student for allowable charges associated with that payment period.

If FSA disbursements to the student’s account creates an FSA credit balance, all credit balances are paid directly to the student or parent as soon as possible but no later than 14 days after:

◆◆ the first day of class of a payment period if the credit balance
       occurred on or before the first day of class of that payment

◆◆ the balance occurred if the credit balance occurred after the
       first day of class of a payment period.

Title IV Federal Aid recipients who drop below half‐time enrollment or withdraw completely from the university may not be entitled to a loan disbursement or a refund of loan funds.

If a Federal Direct Loan recipient drops below half‐time enrollment during the expense period covered by the loan, ALL remaining disbursements will be cancelled for that expense period.

Refunds – Higher Education Reauthorization Act Public Law 102‐325

The university’s refund policy includes provisions to conform to the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 and the “return of Title IV Funds” regulations published on November 1, 1999. If a student receives federal aid or loans and completely withdraws from school during the first 60% of the semester, the portion of a refund allowable to Title IV, HEA programs will be refunded to the Title IV programs based on the percentage of enrollment period at the time the student exits the University.

Updated: 05/21/2024 09:53AM