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    Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

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    $30,393
    Sticker Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $20,879
    Net Price
    Cost of Attendance
    $25,000
    Median Debt
    Cost of Attendance

    Costs

    In-State
    Tuition
    $13,639
    Books & Supplies
    $710
    Room & Board
    $12,584
    Other
    $3,460
    Total
    $30,393
    Out-of-State
    Tuition
    $22,212
    Books & Supplies
    $710
    Room & Board
    $12,584
    Other
    $3,460
    Total
    $38,966

    Since BGSU is a public university, there are different costs for in-state students and out-of-state students. The sticker price at BGSU is $30,393 for in-state students in OH, and $38,966 for out-of-state students. This sticker price includes costs for tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.


    It’s also important to note that the cost of attendance can vary from year to year and typically it will rise over your four years in college. With that said, your financial aid will also be recalculated every year to take any price increases, as well as any changes in your financial situation, into account.

    Using State Grants at BGSU

    If you're an Ohio resident considering BGSU, be sure to look into state grants like the Ohio College Opportunity Grant and Choose Ohio First. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is a need-based grant for students with high demonstrated financial need. You can use it at both private and public schools, and the award varies based on need and academic program. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is available to Ohio students pursuing a STEM degree in-state.

    Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Financial Aid

    Students who are applying for financial aid at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA).The FAFSA opens up on October 1st, and students should apply as soon as they can! The FAFSA uses financial information from the prior, prior year which means that you don’t need to wait for the year to end and can use last year’s financial information.


    The FAFSA code for Bowling Green State University-Main Campus is 003018.


    If you are looking for more information on how to complete the FAFSA, check out our How to Complete the FAFSA Guide.

    Midwest Student Tuition Exchange

    BGSU is in a state that participates in the Midwest Student Exchange. That means that if you are a resident of Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin, you may qualify for discounted tuition at BGSU. This program applies to both private and public institutions, although the discount at private institutions is lower. Check their website for more information on eligibility and what your discount would be.

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    Pell Grants at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

    26% of students at Bowling Green State University-Main Campus receive Pell Grants, which are awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (students who have a bachelor’s or professional degree are not eligible). Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government and do not need to be repaid. To apply for a Pell Grant, students will need to submit their FAFSA. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, you’ll see it listed in your financial aid award letter if you are accepted to Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.


    You can learn more about Pell Grant eligibility here.

    Outside Scholarships

    BGSU students can also apply for outside scholarships to fund their education. Outside scholarships are awards that are offered by private and non-profit organizations. If you want to see what outside scholarships you are eligible for, check out these resources:


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