File Your FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA
(BGSU School Code 003018)


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.  See undergraduate admission information.

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed beginning October 1, 2016, using 2015 federal income tax information. Submit your FAFSA before BGSU’s priority filing date of January 15, 2017 to maximize the amount of aid you receive. Eligible students who apply by this date will be considered for all need-based aid. We encourage you to submit your FAFSA even if the priority date has passed.  The FAFSA is a free application; avoid online scams requesting payment to complete the FAFSA.

After filing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) listing all the information you provided in the online application. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be included in the SAR. BGSU then calculates your estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).  Your EFC is subtracted from your COA to determine your eligibility for need-based aid. 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 your family’s financial situation is different than your 2015 federal income tax information, please contact our office at 419-372-2651 to discuss the process of appealing to use 2017 income information.