Refund Schedule

There are only three circumstances the University will grant a Housing Refund and will only be granted in accordance to the Forfeiture Schedule. These reasons are...


Reason 1

You are unable to attend Bowling Green State University

Reason 2

You have decided not to reside on campus and you are eligible to live off campus 

Reason 3

Will be commuting from home according to the On-Campus Residency Requirement


You should immediately notify the Office of Residence Life to minimize financial loss at 419-372-2011 or reslife@bgsu.edu if you fall within one of these categories.

Please note: Students that lived on campus for the Fall term must fulfill a housing exemption to receive a refund for the Spring term.

CANCELLATION and WITHDRAW FORFEITURE SCHEDULE

It is hereby agreed that the Forfeiture Schedule set forth in this Agreement shall be applied in the event that the Student decides not to reside on-campus and cancels prior to occupancy or withdraws from the University before, or after, occupancy. This Forfeiture Schedule will be applied for the full academic year.

Need to Cancel?

Cancellations can only be made through a student's MyBGSU Room and Meals Account. The cancellation option will only be available for each semester, up until the last day of the forfeiture schedule below.

This schedule has been updated to reflect the revised 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

2020-21 Fall Semester

The University will retain as forfeiture:

On or before May 1, 2020 No Forfeiture
May 2 – Aug. 25, 2020   $200*
Aug. 26 – Sept. 6, 2020 10% of Housing Rate for Fall Semester
Sept. 7-13, 2020 20% of Housing Rate for Fall Semester
Sept. 14-20, 2020 40% of Housing Rate for Fall Semester
Sept. 21-27, 2020 60% of Housing Rate for Fall Semester
On or after Sept. 28, 2020 Full Forfeiture of Housing Rate for Fall Semester

* 2020-2021 Academic Year Only: The $200 initial housing payment will be returned to students who fill out the COVID-19 Housing Appeal by the set deadline. The $200 will be refunded if you have no outstanding balances due. If you have any outstanding balances, the $200 will be credited to your account. 

This schedule has been updated to reflect the revised 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

2020-21 Spring Semester

The University will retain as forfeiture:

On or before Dec. 1, 2020 No Forfeiture
Dec. 2, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021 $200
Jan. 11-17, 2021 10% of Housing Rate for Spring Semester
Jan. 18-24, 2021 20% of Housing Rate for Spring Semester
Jan. 25-31, 2021 40% of Housing Rate for Spring Semester
Feb. 1-7, 2021 60% of Housing Rate for Spring Semester
On or after Feb. 8, 2021 Full Forfeiture of Housing Rate for Spring Semester

Housing Cancellation Exemptions

As indicated in Section F, a Student living on-campus for the Fall Semester is obligated to reside on-campus for the remainder of the academic year, so long as he or she is duly enrolled at Bowling Green State University subject to the following exceptions for release:

  1. Academic withdrawal/dismissal from BGSU.
  2. Graduation from BGSU.
  3. Medical or Financial Hardship.
  4. Marriage before the end of the second week of Spring Semester classes.
  5. Participation in an academic program that requires the Student to commute to an off-site location beyond the approved commuting distance (50 miles) to Bowling Green, OH.  

Legitimate cancellations for the Spring Semester will be processed without penalty providing they are filed with the Office of Residence Life prior to the cut-off dates as outlined in the Forfeiture Schedule.