Financial Aid Checklist

Admitted and continuing students may use their BGSU ID number and BGSU email to view their personal BGSU financial aid status and financial aid offers here:

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or renew your FAFSA anytime after October 1 prior to the next school year. You will use your FSA ID to file the FAFSA at BGSU's school code is 003018.

Approximately two to four weeks after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U. S. Department of Education that summarizes the data you reported on the FAFSA. Review your SAR for accuracy. If corrections are needed, use your FSA ID to log back into the FAFSA to correct your information. Keep the SAR for your records; do not submit it to SFA.

When required, SFA will notify you to request additional documents that are needed to finalize your financial aid. Most documents may be downloaded and printed from here.

For newly admitted incoming freshman who have completed a FAFSA, a BGSU Financial Aid Offer will be mailed, usually in February. Transfer Students, Continuing undergraduate and graduate students will receive an email via their BGSU email. All students may view their financial aid offer and financial aid status here:

Promptly notify SFA in writing if you receive any scholarships, grants, loans or other forms of financial aid that are not listed on your BGSU Financial Aid Offer.

New borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan are required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at

Parents of dependent students who wish to apply for a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) should annually submit the PLUS Loan Application beginning in May. The PLUS Application may be completed on the website. A PLUS Master Promissory Note must also be completed by the parent prior to disbursement on the same website.

To apply for financial aid for the Summer session, in addition to the steps listed above, you must submit a Summer Aid Application. This form can be completed online when Summer registration begins in February.

If you have questions, you may visit or contact SFA from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The SFA Office is located in 227 Bowen Thompson Student Union and may be reached by telephone at (419) 372-2651, by FAX at (419) 372-0404, by using Ask SFA.

Completing Federal Student Loan Entrance Counseling

Completing Student Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Updated: 03/25/2022 02:59PM