BGSU

Dear Student:

I'm writing to update you on some policy changes at the University involving payment of tuition, fees, and where applicable, residence hall charges.

Beginning with the fall 2012 semester, your financial account with the University must be in good standing prior to the start of the semester. This means that your account must be paid in full or you must be enrolled in an installment payment plan and current on your payments according to the University's payment schedule.

Students with unpaid balances as of August 16, 2012 will have their classes dropped. In addition, students with unpaid balances will not be permitted to move into their residence halls. Students whose classes have been dropped will need to prepay before being allowed to register again.  Course selection will be limited. 

The University offers an Installment Payment Plan (IPP). The IPP enrollment fee will be waived for the fall 2012 semester, and can be used for current semester balances during the 2012-2013 academic year. If you choose the IPP option, you will need to enroll in it each semester.  Information about the plan can be found online.

The Office of the Bursar and the Student Financial Aid Office are available to assist you in understanding your bill, explaining the payment options available, and helping you make sure your student financial account is in good standing by the due date. If you are concerned about your ability to meet your financial obligations to the University for the fall semester, please contact us now so we can assist you.

419-372-2815,

bursar@bgsu.edu

Office of the Bursar

419-372-0605,

sharonv@bgsu.edu

Student Accounts Office at BGSU Firelands

419-372-2651,

sfa@bgsu.edu

Student Financial Aid Office

Please see below for information on financial services and resources available to you at the University.

Sincerely,

BGSU

Brenda Holderman
Bursar


Taking Care of Your Bill

Taking Care of Your Bill at Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University offers tools and services to you and your family to help manage finances. To continue your education at BGSU, you must be in good financial standing with the University.

Financial resources to help you pay tuition and other expenses

1. Financial Aid

  • Apply for financial aid early to maximize funding options. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Access the BGSU Financial Aid Web site for scholarship, grant and loan information at sfa.bgsu.edu. Allow adequate time for private loan processing (1-2 weeks from self certification)
  • Check with community organizations.
  • Take advantage of the free Searchable Scholarship Guide.

2. State Programs

  • Visit the State of Ohio website for information on state scholarship/grant programs (i.e., Choose Ohio First, Opportunities for Veterans, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, etc.).

3. Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Check with your employer, or have your parents check with their employers to determine if they offer employee or dependent tuition reimbursement programs.

4. Personal Payments

  • BGSU payment plan: Learn more at Installment Payment Plan
  • After registering, make sure payment in full is received by the posted due date on your eBill.

5. Money Management Services

  • Free financial education services to BGSU undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Visit www.bgsu.edu/smms.

Stay informed and current with your financial aid and your bill

1. Estimate your Bill

2. Email Notifications

  • Check your Falcon Mail account regularly for important financial aid messages and eBill updates.
  • To authorize a parent to receive an email for the eBill and to make online payments, students must log on to MyBGSU > Bursar Services > View Bill & MakePayment and follow the link to > Parent PINs.

3. Financial Aid Requirements and Awards

  • Log in to MyBGSU to view the status of your financial aid and your awards. Check your "To Do List" on a regular basis for items that need to be completed.

4. eBill (CashNet)

  • To view your BGSU eBill, log in to your MyBGSU account and click on Bursar Services in the left navigation pane > View Bill & Make Payment. This will take you directly to the eBill (CashNet) site.
  • CashNet - BGSU's electronic billing notification system - check your balance frequently - know when your payment is due.

5. Mailing Address Updates

  • Make sure your address is current. Log in to MyBGSU and select the Personal Information Link. MyBGSU allows convenient 24/7 online access.

Office of the Bursar - 419-372-2815

Student Financial Aid - 419-372-2651

BGSU

Bowling Green State University