Financial Literacy Resources
Visit our Financial Literacy Resources page for all information regarding safe banking, banking resources, and money seminars.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES FEE
A NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-NEGOTIABLE services fee is assessed each fall and spring semester to all nonimmigrant international students and scholars who enroll in one or more credit hours at Bowling Green State University. The fee is automatically charged to the student's bursar account. The fee helps support specialized services related to immigration and visa advising; immigration compliance and reporting as required by the federal government; personal and cultural counseling and advising; educational, cultural, and social programming; employment counseling and authorization; and tax assistance. The fee is assessed to all international students, irrespective of the extent to which services are utilized. Visit the Office of the Bursar for current fee rates.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION FEE
A NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-NEGOTIABLE Orientation fee is assessed for each new nonimmigrant international student who enrolls in one or more credit hours at Bowling Green State University. The fee is automatically charged to the student's bursar account whether or not the student attends the mandatory orientation session. Students who do not attend the mandatory orientation session must report to the International Student Services Office upon arrival to Bowling Green State University. The fee helps support specialized services related to the initial registration of the immigration record, visa advising; immigration compliance and reporting as required by the federal government; personal and cultural counseling and advising; educational, cultural, and social programming; coordinating initial employment documents and Social Security numbers and many more items. Visit the Office of the Bursar for current fee rates.
STUDENT INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR NONIMMIGRANT STUDENTS
Health care in the United States is complex and can be very expensive. Bowling Green State University ensures the ability of our F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant students to successfully utilize health care in the United States by requiring all students meet the University’s minimum insurance requirements.
International students, scholars, and family members are expected to be fully responsible for health insurance and health care costs. The nonimmigrant documents issued by the University for entry into the United States specifically state that there is a health insurance cost. Students that are F-1 status may check I-20 for this estimate under the heading “Financials” and subheading of “Books and Insurance and Fees” and J-1 status students must show proof of insurance as part of their application and acknowledge the insurance requirement on their DS-2019.
The Student Health Insurance Office is available to answer your questions and assist you in working through your health care needs.