Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Once you are admitted, Bowling Green State University will begin making scholarship offers based on your credentials. The University will also reach out to you with additional opportunities. Applying to the Honours College is another avenue to maximize your scholarship potential.

90% of all new BGSU students receive some type of financial assistance. This aid can be used to pay for your instructional and general fees, non-resident fees (if applicable), room, meals, books, transportation and personal expenses.

To be considered for need-based aid, you must be an admitted student AND file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When completing the FAFSA, be sure to list BGSU’s school code: 003018.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


As shown in the table the breakdown includes Federal Grants, Pell Grants, state grants and institutional grants. Institutional grants have the highest percentage contribution of 69% with an average aid amount being $5,655. Pell grants have a percentage of 32% with an average aid amount of $4,367. State grants have an average aid of $1843 with 23% aid. Federal grants have aid average of $4,586 with 33% aid.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


As shown in the table lower the family income higher is the amount of aid one can expect to receive. For those students who have a family income under $30,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $9212 while those with family income over $110,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $2,993. This helps students who are coming from low-income homes to pay for their degree.

Student Loans for Bowling Green State University (BGSU)

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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