Financial Aid at BGSU

COVID-19 Information

We want to assure you that we have staff dedicated to helping you with your financial concerns.  We will continue to process your forms and are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to answer your phone calls at 419-372-2651. You can also ask your questions online using our secure web portal. The best way to submit any document is to utilize our document upload. For our continuing students, your 2020-2021 financial aid offers will be available April 6; we will send you an email letting you know you can view your financial aid offers in your Student Center.

Due to COVID-19, this is an uncertain time for many students and families. Please know we are here to support you and assist you as you navigate through the financial aid process. COVID-19 may impact your family financially, we encourage you to contact us to determine if filing a Special Consideration Application may be right for you.


If the financial aid process seems confusing, take heart, you are not alone. We are here to help make sure your financial concerns or complicated forms don’t slow you down. 

Select the links above to get started. Whether you’re submitting forms, looking for additional information or needing to complete a form, we have everything you need to prepare you for financial success at BGSU.

If you are completing the FAFSA, use the BGSU School Code: 003018

Were you selected for verification?

Are we requesting a Verification Worksheet or Tax Documents? Follow the link below to find out how to verify your information.

NEW: Effective January 9, 2019, the Department of Education is now allowing universities to accept signed federal income tax returns as acceptable documentation for students selected for verification. Learn more by clicking the verification link below.

Steps to Verification