Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

If the financial aid process seems confusing, take heart, you are not alone. We are here both virtually and in-person 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.

BGSU School Code

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

Financial Aid and Bill Pay Updates

Prepare for Your Fall 2024 Bursar Bill
Fall 2024 semester bills will post to student accounts on July 2. Approved financial aid will show as a credit under ‘anticipated aid’ if everything has been done for the aid to be applied. 

To ensure your anticipated aid is credited to your account, accordingly, complete the following steps before June 30:

  1. Submit the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – BGSU school code: 003018
  2. Complete all ‘Action Items’ on your MyBGSU ‘To Do List’ and ‘Holds
  3. Officially accept student loans at by completing both the Entrance Counseling and Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  4. Submit any external (non-BGSU) scholarship checks to: The Office of the Bursar, 1001 E. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Be sure to include the BGSU Id and sign any checks that are co-payable to the student and BGSU.
  5. Register for fulltime class load (graduate students = 8+crs; undergraduate students = 12+crs) OR let Student Financial Aid know if you will be attending parttime by submitting the 2024-25 Term Enrollment Reporting Form.

Complete these additional items by July 15 to have funds applied by the Aug. 1 bill due date:

  1. Apply for the 2024-25 Federal Direct Graduate or Parent PLUS Loan at
  2. Apply for a private student loan thru a bank/lender of your choice. Compare popular loan options by using the Elm Select Comparison Tool on our Private Student Loan webpage.

Updated: 06/06/2024 06:07PM