File Your FAFSA

FAFSA Basics

Students can apply for financial aid before they apply for admission to the university; however, students must be admitted to a degree-seeking program of study in order to be offered financial aid.

**Are you attending in the 2022-2023 academic year? You can still file a FAFSA and receive aid.

The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed beginning October 1, 2022, using 2021 federal income tax information. To maximize the amount of aid a student can receive, the FAFSA should be completed before BGSU's priority filing date of January 18, 2023. Eligible students who apply by these dates will be considered for all need-based aid.

The FAFSA is a free application. To avoid scams, please use the link above. The application will never ask for credit card information or payment.

After filing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) listing all the information that was provided in the online application. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be included in the SAR. All universities use the EFC to determine what aid a student is eligible for. Please review your SAR for accuracy and make any necessary corrections online. Contact the U.S. Department of Education if you do not receive your SAR or have questions regarding your SAR.

If you have filed your FAFSA and your family's financial situation is different than your 2021 federal income tax information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss the process of appealing to use current income and family information.

Updated: 10/07/2022 11:15AM