Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Student Financial Aid Office has additional resources and links to other outside scholarship sources, including multiple scholarship search engines. Grants, loans, scholarships and employment are available options for students.


BGSU works hard to provide students with a variety of financial resources and payment options to meet their educational costs. The Office of Student Financial Aid provides a BGSU searchable scholarship guide to assist prospective and current students in exploring all available scholarship opportunities at BGSU.

Search Tip: Conduct separate searches of the guide using keywords, one at a time, to find the largest number of scholarships available to you. Examples of good keywords to try individually are "transfer," "nontraditional," "non-traditional," "adult learners" and "part time."

Additional Scholarships

In addition to the opportunities listed above, the Student Financial Aid Office is currently providing a financial incentive for eligible transfer students. No additional application is required to be considered for this scholarship. Non-Ohio residents may also qualify for the BG Success Scholarship which provides one-half off the nonresident fee. Find out more about these scholarships.

Federal Student Loan Information

The Department of Education publishes federal Cohort Default Rates for every institution once per year. The fiscal year (FY) 2020 Official Cohort Default Rates were published on September 25, 2023. The FY 2020 national cohort default rate is 0.0% and the Bowling Green State University FY 2020 official cohort default rate is 0.0%. For additional information regarding the default rate process and to access the BGSU cohort default rate information enter the following code in the OPE-ID field: 003018 at the Student Loan Default link.

Updated: 12/20/2023 01:26PM