Important Dates for Financial Aid



  • Late December - The 2024-25 FAFSA will open by Dec. 31, 2023 as part of a soft launch of the application. The U.S. Department of Education has stated that it will perform site maintenance on the FAFSA on an as-needed basis, so you may experience temporary pauses and other interruptions when completing the application.



  • 3/1 - Last day for current students to apply to BGSU scholarships
  • 3/15 - BGSU's priority FAFSA application deadline for incoming freshman for 2024-2025 school year
  • 3/15 - Last day for incoming freshman to apply to BGSU scholarships for 2024-2025 school year


  • 4/1 - Deadline for submitting admissions credentials (including official ACT or SAT test results) for incoming freshman who wish to be considered for University Freshman Academic Scholarships
  • Mid April - SFA begins sending Financial Aid offers to current students with a completed FAFSA
  • Mid April - SFA begins sending Financial Aid offers to incoming freshmen students for the 2024-2025 school year



  • Mid June - Complete loan applications and submit any pending To-Do list documents that are required


  • 7/1 - Fall bills issued and available in students' MyBGSU


  • 8/1 - Payment due date for fall semester tuition, fees, and University housing

Updated: 02/13/2024 12:19PM