COVID Financial Aid FAQs

You and your family are making tough decisions during the pandemic. Below, we have listed some helpful FAQs regarding your financial aid and COIVD-19. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.

 


Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) FAQs

On January 17, 2021, BGSU was offered $6,581,709 from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to help relieve the financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are available to assist students experiencing financial hardships caused by the pandemic. For detailed information about the CRRSAA Fund at BGSU, visit our CRRSAA page. 

Once you submit an online application, a decision will be made in 1-3 business days.

  • If your application is approved, funds will appear in your MyBGSU > Student Center > Financial Aid Award Summary > Spring 2021. You will not receive an email notification
  • If your application is denied, an email will be sent to your BGSU email within 5-7 business days.

Many current students with qualifying financial need and enrollment, were automatically offered CRRSAA funds on March 5, 2021. All other current students must apply and be approved by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Once you have been notified that you are receiving CRRSAA funds, they will be issued through BGSU eRefund (3-5 business days) or paper check (5-7 business days).

BGSU eRefund is strongly encouraged and is the quickest way to receive your funding. This can be set up in your MyBGSU and will ensure your refund is electronically deposited into your bank account. Please visit our BGSU Refund webpage for step-by-step instructions. 

Students who received the funds automatically, and have an outstanding balance on their BGSU student account, need to indicate how they want to receive their funds before March 12. Funds will not be issued until the form is completed or until after March 12.

To check the amount you were awarded in CRRSAA funds, visit your MyBGSU > Student Center > Financial Aid Award Summary > Spring 2021 Semester. Your award will appear as CRRSAA-BG.

*Please note, it may take up to 2 business days after you have been notified to view in your MyBGSU.

If you have already been awarded CRRSAA funds, you are unable to apply for additional CRRSAA funds in the spring 2021 semester. 

If you applied and have been denied for CRRSAA funds, you are unable to submit and additional application in the spring 2021 semester.

If you do not qualify to receive the CRRSAA Fund, please visit the Student Emergency Fund, through the Office of the Dean of Students. They are providing critical aid to BGSU students during this challenging time. 

 


These questions are for current BGSU students who have earned the following scholarships:

  • University Freshmen Academic Scholarship
  • BG Success Scholarship
  • Falcon Achievement Award
  • BG Choice Award

Please contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to let them know of your intentions. If you are not attending any other school during the fall 2020 semester your scholarship will be cancelled for fall term but will remain on your aid package for the spring 2021 semester.

If you intend to enroll as a part time student at another school, your scholarship will be canceled for the entire aid year, and you will need to appeal to receive your scholarship when you return to BGSU.

 To review your appeal, you will need to submit your transcripts from the other school to ensure the successful completion of your courses.  You can access the appeal by clicking here.

If you intend to enroll as a full time student at another school, your scholarship will be canceled for the entire aid year, and you will need to appeal to receive your scholarship when you return to BGSU. To review your appeal, you will need to submit your transcripts from the other school to ensure the successful completion of your courses. The scholarship appeal for the spring 2021 semester will open in November 2020 and will be available online.

Enrolling as a full time student at another school will subject you to forfeiting one semester of your scholarship eligibility.

Please contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to let them know of your intentions. You will need to submit a scholarship appeal once you return to BGSU. The scholarship appeal for the Fall 2021 semester will open in mid-March 2021 and will be available on the online.

If you do not enroll as a full-time student at another school, your scholarship will be reinstated, as long as you were eligible for renewal when you left.

Please contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to let them know of your intentions. You will need to submit a scholarship appeal once you return to BGSU. To review your appeal, you will need to submit your transcripts from the other school to ensure the successful completion of your courses. The scholarship appeal for the Fall 2021 semester will open in mid-March 2021 and will be available online.

Enrolling as a full-time student at another school will subject you to forfeiting one semester of your scholarship eligibility for each semester enrolled elsewhere.

Enrolling as a part-time student at another school for two semesters or more in the 2020-21 academic year, will subject you to forfeiting one semester of your scholarship eligibility for every 12 transfer credit hours.

You may appeal your scholarship renewal by submitting an online appeal. This form can be found here.

To renew your scholarship, students must have completed 30 credit hours at the end of the first year, 60 credit hours at the end of the second year and 90 credit hours at the end of the third year. Summer semester enrollment may be used to meet the requirements. In your appeal, please explain your plan to resolve any deficiencies.

Your scholarship appeal may be approved at 80% of the original value.

You may appeal your scholarship renewal by submitting an online appeal here.

This form can be found on the SFA website. To renew your scholarship, students must have a minimum cumulative BGSU GPA of 3.00. Summer semester enrollment may be used to meet the requirements.

Your scholarship appeal may be approved at 80% of the original value.

You may appeal to use your scholarship at less than full-time enrollment.

The appeal form can be found here. Your scholarship may be reduced based on the number of credit hours enrolled. Using your scholarship at less than full-time enrollment, will still count as a full semester used toward your total eight semesters of eligibility. This option is only available for the University Freshmen Scholarships and the BG Success Scholarship.

No. After you complete the academic year and if you find you do not meet the renewal criteria you may file a scholarship appeal at that time. Please speak with your academic advisor about your credit hours or concerns regarding your enrollment and need to maintain eligibility.

Please check with the College or department office that you received the scholarship from or contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Some scholarships do not allow for interruption of enrollment and may not be eligible to be reinstated if you attend another school or withdraw. Additionally, some scholarships may not allow for deferment to another academic year.

 


These questions are for information related to scholarships for incoming freshmen only. 

Yes, students who choose to not enroll should notify the Office of Admissions that you are not attending BGSU in the upcoming semester but plan to enroll in January 2021. You will be required to apply for admissions for the spring 2021 by December 15, 2020 to be eligible to have your scholarship reinstated. 

If you choose to attend another college or university for the fall semester, you will be required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of your fall term at the other college/university to receive the scholarship. This requirement will be confirmed when the official transcript is received. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement will have the scholarship removed from their Student Financial Aid Offer.

Students who attend another college or university will lose one semester of eligibility on the original scholarship. Typically scholarships are available for 8 semesters (4 academic years), but if you have enrolled at another college or university, you will receive the scholarship for 7 semesters (3 ½ years).

Please note: The University Freshmen Academic Scholarship is the only BGSU scholarship that may be deferred for one semester. Any other offers of scholarships made by BGSU are not eligible for deferment and are forfeited if you are unable to attend.

No, students will no longer be eligible to receive the original scholarship offer after attending another college or university for 2 or more semesters. Students interested in scholarship opportunities for transfer students should review the Searchable Scholarship Guide.

Yes. If you do not attend a college/university during the next academic year, you will remain eligible for the University Freshmen Academic Scholarship.

The BG Success scholarship is available to both new freshmen and transfer students who have a 3.0 GPA or a 20 ACT/1020 SAT. 

Please contact Dr. Per Broman, 419-372-2181 in the College of Musical Arts or the School of Art Dean’s Office, 419-372-2786 for questions relating to these scholarships.