Assistance for Foster Care and Under-Resourced Students
Thinking about college? Bowling Green State University is committed to providing resources and services to all students seeking to obtain a higher education. There are numerous resources available to assist you with getting started and guiding your educational experience once you are here.
Get connected! BGSU offers various support services to help students begin the college process.
Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist
(SAAS) The Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist
meets with students on an individual basis (as needed) to assist in
finding off-campus social service resources, getting connected with
on campus resources, planning ahead to identify housing needs, and
navigating university procedures/offices. The SAAS serves as a
bridge between students emancipating from foster care to BGSU and
can help connect you with Counseling, Accessibility Services, and
other supports on campus.
- Appointments can be scheduled to meet with the Student Assistance & Advocacy Specialist and the Ohio Reach Campus Liaison by calling the Counseling Center at 419-372-2081.
TRIO Programs are designed to motivate and assist
students to enter and succeed in higher education. Those eligible
for service are first generation college students, students showing
financial need, or students with a registered disability.
- For more information, visit TRIO Programs or call 419-372-2677.
- Office of Admissions is able to provide answers to all that BGSU has to offer and offer assistance with the application process.
Paying for College:
Finding ways to pay for college can be confusing and overwhelming. The following services at BGSU can help to reduce some of the financial burden. In addition to resources listed below, Student Financial Aid is always available to help answer questions (419-372-2651).
- Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) provides financial assistance to eligible current and former foster youth to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical college.
Student Support Services (SSS) Student Support
Services in a learning community funded by a grant from the U.S.
Department of Education. We provide advising, individual tutoring,
academic support in reading, writing and math, and financial
resources, SSS is a part of the TRIO programs created to promote
educational access for those students with academic need and who
fall into one or several of the following categories: first
generation, low income, students registered with Student
Disabilities Services on campus, and students that have aged-out of
the foster care system.
- For details on how to apply, visit their website or call at 419-372-2677
United Way 2-1-1 can help locate outside resources
associated with going to college outside of tuition costs such as
food pantries, utility assistance, rent assistance, etc.
- onlinJust dial 211 or visit United Way
- The cost to attend BGSU can be determined through the online cost calculator to help better prepare financially for your education.