Room and Meal Plan Rates

No Tuition Increases. No Room & Board 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 buildings

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, 2020 and 2021 Cohorts. Additional information about cohorts are described below. 

2020-2021 Cohort Room Rates Per Semester

Because room and board is included in Falcon Tuition Guarantee, students who attend BGSU for the first time during the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semesters for the first time, will be assessed the 2020-2021 room rates for four academic year periods.

2020-21 Residence Hall Rates    

Double Room

Single Room

Super Single*

Economy Triple

Centennial Hall   $3,525 $4,125 - $2,525
Conklin Hall $3,325 - - -
Falcon Heights
$3,525 $4,125 - $2,525
Founders Hall
$3,325 $3,925 $4,025 -
Greek Village
$3,525 $4,125 - -
Kohl Hall $3,025 - - -
Kreischer Quadrangle $3,025 - - -
McDonald Hall $3,025 $3,625 - -
Offenhauer Towers $3,325 $3,925 - $2,325

 

2019-2020 Cohort Room Rates Per Semester

Because room and board is included in Falcon Tuition Guarantee, students who attend BGSU for the first time during the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 semesters for the first time, will be assessed the 2019-2020 room rates for four academic year periods.

2019-20 Residence Hall Rates    

Double Room

Single Room

Super Single*

Economy Triple

Centennial Hall   $3,445 $4,030 - $2,390
Conklin Hall $3,240 - - -
Falcon Heights
$3,445 $4,030 - $2,390
Founders Hall
$3,240 $3,795 $3,940 -
Greek Village
$3,445 $4,030 - -
Kohl Hall $2,945 - - -
Kreischer Quadrangle $2,945 - - -
McDonald Hall $2,945 $3,530 - -
Offenhauer Towers $3,240 $3,795 - $2,250

 

2018-19 Room Rates Per Semester

Because room and board is included in Falcon Tuition Guarantee, students who attended BGSU for the first time during the Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 semesters for the first time, will be assessed the 2018-19 room rates for four academic year periods.

2018-19 Residence Hall Rates    

Double Room

Single Room

Super Single*

Economy Triple

Centennial Hall   $3,365 $3,940 - $2,340
Conklin Hall $3,160 - - -
Falcon Heights
$3,365 $3,940 - $2,340
Founders Hall
$3,160 $3,705 $3,840 -
Greek Village
$3,365 $3,940 - -
Kohl Hall $2,865 - - -
Kreischer Quadrangle $2,865 - - -
McDonald Hall $2,865 $3,440 - -
Offenhauer Towers $3,160 $3,705 - $2,210

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.

*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.


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SUMMER HOUSING APPLICATION

Applications Open | March

Summer housing in Falcon Heights 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.

Learn More & Register

*If you are registered for a University class outside of the scheduled sessions, please contact our office for arrangements.

Meal Plan Rates spoonfork

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

CUSTOM PLANS

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 Outtakes items found at Outtakes @ Kreischer and Outtakes @ Carillon Place and may be purchased using a swipe*.


TRADITIONAL ALL YOU CARE TO EAT (A.Y.C.E)

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*.


RETAIL PLANS

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.


*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.