Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance budget (COA) is an estimate of what it might cost a typical student to attend BGSU, full-time, for both Fall and Spring semesters. It includes estimates for instructional and general fees, room and board, and allowances for books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.

These estimates do not reflect the actual amount of money you might owe the University. Each student will receive E-billing statements from the Office of the Bursar that shows their actual University charges. For more information, please refer to the Bursar's Website.

COA figures are estimates based on average student expenses. Students may find that their own costs vary depending on their living arrangements and personal spending choices. Keep in mind that some of these expenses do not come all at once, as some of these costs, such as personal, transportation, or in some cases, housing and food, may be spread over the enrollment period. It is important to calculate what your own costs will be so you can budget your finances and manage your money. Students interested in learning more about budgeting and making informed financial decisions should work with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

All amounts listed below are subject to change. Final tuition and fees are approved annually at the June Board of Trustees meeting.

Undergraduate Main Campus Estimated Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Students Living On-Campus Living Off-Campus Living With Parents

Tuition/Fees *

10,590

10,590

10,590

Room/Board #

8,898

7,578

4,928

Books & Supplies #

1,010

1,010

1,010

Misc. / Personal Expenses #

2,480

3,024

2,410

Transportation #

1,124

1,766

2,084

Administrative and Loan Fees

624

624

624

TOTAL

24,726

24,592

21,646

* Expenses directly owed to Bowling Green State University. Out-of-state students will incur an additional $7,536 non-resident fee.
# Actual costs may vary depending on consumer lifestyle choices. Only on-campus students will be billed for room and board amounts by Bowling Green State University.

Undergraduate Firelands Campus Estimated Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Students FIRELANDS CAMPUS - Living Off-Campus FIRELANDS CAMPUS - Living With Parents

Tuition/Fees *

4,930

4,930

Room/Board #

10,490

5,294

Books & Supplies #

1,010

1,010

Misc. / Personal Expenses #

2,568

2,456

Transportation #

1,830

1,830

Administrative and Loan Fees

206

206

TOTAL

21,034

15,726

* Expenses directly owed to Bowling Green State University. Out-of-state students will incur an additional $7,536 non-resident fee.
# Actual costs may vary depending on consumer lifestyle choices.

Graduate Main Campus Estimated Cost of Attendance

Graduate Students MAIN
Graduate - Living On-Campus
MAIN
Graduate - Living Off-Campus

Tuition/Fees *

7,780

7,780

Room/Board #

8,898

9,190

Books & Supplies #

876

876

Misc. / Personal Expenses #

2,868

3,102

Transportation #

1,864

1,970

Administrative and Loan Fees

866

866

Health Insurance ~

1,704

1,704

TOTAL

24,856

25,488

* Expenses directly owed to Bowling Green State University. Out-of-state students will incur an additional $7,536 non-resident fee.
# Actual costs may vary depending on consumer lifestyle choices. Only on-campus students will be billed for room and board amounts by Bowling Green State University.
~ Health insurance is only required for students that do not have health insurance that meets the basic minimum requirements set by the University.

 

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