Housing & Meal Plan Rates

No Tuition Increases. No Housing & Meal Plan Increases.

Paying for college can be a daunting task. With the Falcon Tuition Guarantee, you know from the start how much your education will cost. Your tuition, housing (room) and meal plan (board) rates will stay the same from your first year to graduation.*

BGSU has a two-year live-on requirement for undergraduate students and the rates you pay will be determined based on the cohort semester in which you enroll. The only reason you will see a rate increase (or decrease) in your room and board is if you choose to live in a different residence hall or change your meal plan option after enrolling.

Falcon Tuition Guarantee

*For undergraduate first-time students, the four academic years of the Falcon Tuition Guarantee includes 12 consecutive semesters (four fall, four spring and four summer semesters). The four-academic year period is guaranteed regardless of enrollment status (full, part-time or not enrolled). All questions should be directed to the Office of the Bursar.

Housing Rates Per Semester

Housing rates are approved by the BGSU Board of Trustees at the February board meeting. Below you will find housing rates available to the Office of Residence Life. It is important students consider the cost of the residence hall when making their selection.

The rates on this page are for the students who are in the 2019-202020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 Cohorts. Additional information about cohorts are described below.

To calculate your complete academic year housing rate, click on your cohort year, find your residence hall and room type then multiply by 2.
Example: If you are a 2022-23 cohort student living in a McDonald Hall single room then your housing rate for the year will be; $3,780 x 2 = $7,560 for the full academic year

  Double Room Single Room Triple Room Super Single Room*
Centennial Hall

$3,780 per semester

$4,380 per semester

$2,740 per semester

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Conklin

$3,580 per semester

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Falcon Heights

$3,780 per semester

$4,380 per semester

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Founders Hall

$3,580 per semester

$4,180 per semester

--

$4,280 per semester
Greek Village

$3,780 per semester

$4,380 per semester

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Greek Village
(Unaffiliated Townhouse)

$3,880 per semester

$4,480 per semester

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Kohl Hall $3,280 per semester -- -- --
Kreischer Quadrangle

$3,280 per semester

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McDonald Hall

$3,280 per semester

$3,880 per semester

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Offenahuer Towers

$3,580 per semester

$4,180 per semester

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*There is a total of four Super Single room layouts available in Founders Hall. They follow the same layout as the six-person, double room suites but the bedrooms are smaller and one person is assigned to each room instead of two.

  Double Room Single Room Triple Room Super Single Room*
Centennial Hall

$3,680 per semester

$4,280 per semester

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Conklin

$3,480 per semester

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Falcon Heights

$3,680 per semester

$4,280 per semester

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Founders Hall

$3,480 per semester

$4,080 per semester

--

$4,180 per semester

Greek Village

$3,680 per semester

$4,280 per semester

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Greek Village
(Unaffiliated Townhouse)

$3,780 per semester

$4,380 per semester

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Kohl Hall

$3,180 per semester

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Kreischer Quadrangle

$3,180 per semester

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McDonald Hall

$3,180 per semester

$3,780 per semester

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Offenahuer Towers

$3,480 per semester

$4,080 per semester

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*There is a total of four Super Single room layouts available in Founders Hall. They follow the same layout as the six-person, double room suites but the bedrooms are smaller and one person is assigned to each room instead of two.

  Double Room Single Room Triple Room Super Single Room*
Centennial Hall

$3,585 per semester

$4,195 per semester -- --
Conklin

$3,385 per semester

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Falcon Heights

$3,585 per semester

$4,195 per semester

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Founders Hall

$3,385 per semester

$3,995 per semester

--

$4,100 per semester

Greek Village

$3,585 per semester

$4,195 per semester

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Greek Village
(Unaffiliated Townhouse)

$3,690 per semester

$4,300 per semester

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Kohl Hall

$3,085 per semester

-- -- --
Kreischer Quadrangle

$3,085 per semester

-- -- --
McDonald Hall

$3,085 per semester

$3,695 per semester

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Offenahuer Towers

$3,385 per semester

$3,995 per semester

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*There is a total of four Super Single room layouts available in Founders Hall. They follow the same layout as the six-person, double room suites but the bedrooms are smaller and one person is assigned to each room instead of two.

  Double Room Single Room Triple Room Super Single Room*
Centennial Hall

$3,525 per semester

$4,125 per semester

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Conklin

$3,325 per semester

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Falcon Heights

$3,525 per semester

$4,125 per semester

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Founders Hall

$3,325 per semester

$3,925 per semester

--

$4,025 per semester

Greek Village

$3,525 per semester

$4,125 per semester

-- --
Greek Village
(Unaffiliated Townhouse)

$3,690 per semester

$4,300 per semester

-- --
Kohl Hall

$3,025 per semester

-- -- --
Kreischer Quadrangle

$3,025 per semester

-- -- --
McDonald Hall

$3,025 per semester

$3,625 per semester

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Offenahuer Towers

$3,325 per semester

$3,925 per semester

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*There is a total of four Super Single room layouts available in Founders Hall. They follow the same layout as the six-person, double room suites but the bedrooms are smaller and one person is assigned to each room instead of two.

  Double Room Single Room Triple Room Super Single Room*
Centennial Hall

$3,445 per semester

$4,030 per semester

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Conklin

$3,240 per semester

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Falcon Heights

$3,445 per semester

$4,030 per semester

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Founders Hall

$3,240 per semester

$3,795 per semester

--

$3,940 per semester

Greek Village

$3,445 per semester

$4,030 per semester

-- --
Greek Village
(Unaffiliated Townhouse)

$3,690 per semester

$4,300 per semester

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Kohl Hall

$2,945 per semester

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Kreischer Quadrangle

$2,945 per semester

-- -- --
McDonald Hall

$2,945 per semester

$3,530 per semester

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Offenahuer Towers

$3,240 per semester

$3,795 per semester

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*There is a total of four Super Single room layouts available in Founders Hall. They follow the same layout as the six-person, double room suites but the bedrooms are smaller and one person is assigned to each room instead of two.

Please note: The number of single rooms fluctuates from year to year based on the space available. The majority of on-campus residents live in double rooms.

Summer Housing Application

Application Opens | March  

Summer housing in Centennial Hall is available on campus for students during the sessions in which they are enrolled in summer classes. Meal plans are optional in the summer; if you are interested in having a meal plan, please contact BGSU Dining at 419-372-7933 for options and rates.

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Meal Plan Rates

Meal plans are available to anyone wishing to eat in the dining facilities on campus, including the Bowling Green community. The Office of Residence Life provides this information for BGSU Dining Services. You should always defer to the dining website for official dining rates and information. We may not have their latest updates. 

Selecting Your Meal Plan
If you are living on campus, you will select your meal plan through the housing application. If you are living off-campus, you can select your plan through BGSU Dining Services directly. 

Questions?
For questions regarding the meal plan options or how the plans work, please call 419-372-7933. The Office of Residence Life provides this information as a resource, to get the most up-to-date information, please visit the BGSU Dining website.

FIND YOUR MEAL PLAN RATES

Required for first-year students.

The Custom Plan offers the maximum value and flexibility with a perfect combination of meals from the Traditional/AYCE Plan and Falcon Dollars from the Retail Plan. By allowing an average of five to ten meals each week in an all-you-care-to-eat setting, this plan promotes the opportunity to socialize, meet new people and participate in special events. In addition, the plan offers exposure to well-balanced healthy meals while still allowing funds to be used for additional meals and snacks at some of the most popular locations on campus.

The meals/swipes offered in this plan will expire if not used by the end of that semester. The Falcon Dollars will roll over from fall to spring but must be used by the end of the academic year. 

Equivalency meals are also available for students with this plan. These meals consist of select Market items found at the Market @ Kreischer, Market @ Offenhauer, and Market @ Carillon Place and may be purchased using a swipe*.

*In the interest of providing the best selection and availability for our students, BGSU Dining limits the number of equivalency meal purchases to two per student per day. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more Meal Plan information.

Available for returning students only.

A "meal" constitutes one visit to a traditional dining facility and one swipe with your student ID. You may stay as long as you like, and eat whatever you like during your visit. Meals may be used at any point during the week.

Traditional/AYCE meals will be offered at The Oaks Dining and the Carillon Place Dining Centers. Selections in these facilities are always changing, offering new choices every day, so your dining experience never gets old. This dining plan helps you build friendships on campus and is more environmentally friendly with full china service and tray-less dining. This plan does not include carryout, however students on the Traditional/AYCE Plan have the ability to choose a meal equivalency option in select convenience stores. For those with retail plans, Traditional/AYCE meals may be purchased with Falcon Dollars but will be at a slightly higher price point.

Equivalency meals are also available for students with this plan. These meals consist of select Outtakes items found at Outtakes @ Kreischer and Outtakes @ Carillon Place and may be purchased using a swipe*.

*In the interest of providing the best selection and availability for our students, BGSU Dining limits the number of equivalency meal purchases to two per student per day. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more Meal Plan information.

Available for returning students only.

All Retail Plans consist of Falcon Dollars and are "declining balance" and "a la carte," meaning you pay only for what you take to the register. The price of the items purchased will be deducted from your balance of Falcon Dollars. These dollars may be used in any of the retail locations including convenience stores, locations within the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, residential dining locations, and may also be used to purchase all your care to eat - AYCE Meals. Falcon Dollars will roll over from fall to spring semester, but expire at the end of the academic year.

Updated: 10/16/2023 10:10AM