Tuition, Fees & Living Costs

International students are admitted to BGSU upon evidence that they will have sufficient financial means to support themselves through their course of study. Students should not expect to receive any financial assistance from the university after arrival.

  • Your bill will be available to you electronically via MyBGSU. Please check your BGSU email account regularly and pay your bills on time. Failure to pay a Bursar bill by the due date could prevent you from being able to move into housing and/or incur late fees.
  • You may receive a bursar bill for expenses incurred prior to your arrival to campus. (for example: on-campus housing deposit and fees)

The Bursar’s Office is where you pay your university expenses

Monitor your BGSU email as this is where you will be notified when bills are available and due. Undergraduate and Graduate students must sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement through MyBGSU regardless of how their fees are being paid. Students with sponsors should bring an official letter from their sponsor with the name and address of where their Bursar bills should be sent. Some countries limit the amount of money that can be transferred abroad. Please inquire about these regulations before arriving. Take into account that you will have initial expenses when you first arrive: tuition, fees, health insurance, telephone and household items. Students living off-campus will also have rent, deposits (1-3 months deposit), electricity and other potential costs. We recommend that you bring at least $2,500 USD extra to cover your initial expenses.

Making an International Payment?

The Bursar’s Office utilizes Flywire, a service providing a streamlined way to make international payments. Please note that you should only transfer the funds necessary to pay your BGSU bill. BGSU will not be able to refund excess funds. For more information, please visit here.

Estimated Summary of Student Fees* in US Dollars per year
*All fees are subject to change with the Board of Trustees’ approval
**Please note that an academic year is different from a calendar

Cost of Attendance Tuition & Fees Insurance & Books
Rooms & Meals Total for Academic Year**
(Full Time = 12 credits)
$19,000 $3,000
$10,500 $32,500
(Full Time = 8 credits)
$15,500 $3,000
$10,500 $29,000

All tuition and fees are approved by the University’s Board of Trustees. More detailed information can be found on the Office of the Bursar's website.