Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

Bowling Green, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$19,128
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,311
$30k - $48k
$16,251
$48k - $75k
$19,050
$75k - $110k
$20,851
$110k+
$21,167
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,108
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,096
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,168
Books and Supplies
$910
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,542
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,272
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,400
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,766
Students receiving federal aid
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,272
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,139,095
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$19,339,158

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,318
Students receiving federal loans
68%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,762
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,731
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,750
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
one of the cheapest universities in the area, and i still think i'm getting the full college experience. like most things, you get out of it what you put into it.
Jessica from Hilliard, OH
In comparison to the private school I was looking at, this is much more financially responsible as a choice. There are a lot of good things on campus that the money goes towards, and they all enhance the college experience.
Amanda from Findlay, OH
All of the food places around BGSU offer discounts so it very affordable for college students. There are many places such as BW3s and Dairy Queen. The school also offers a lot of scholarships and it sometimes leads to people getting BIG refund checks.
Nia from Cleveland, OH
Bowling Green is very beautiful, but it is also very expensive. But money should not hold you back. There are many opportunities for scholarships given by Bowling Green for incoming freshman and also upper-classmen as well.
Caitlyn from LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH
Always fill out your FAFSA
Paulette from Parma, OH
BGSU is very much worth attending. They offer various scholarships for students in need from all different backgrounds.
Brandii from Detroit, MI
Compared to other colleges and universities that I looked into, BGSU is in the middle price wise. Anywhere you choose to go is going to be expensive, but I really do believe I am getting my money's worth here! The campus staff truly wants you to succeed and in order to ensure that you do, there are always informative sessions going on about job opportunities on campus and off, internships, clubs, activites, volunteering, etc. The list is really endless!
Jessica from Ravenna, OH
Bowling Green State University is on the cheaper end of other colleges I considered attending. Also the school had my major, marine biology and offered me the most scholarship money. I definitely feel like I made the right choice with Bowling Green because I am getting a great education at cheaper than other schools in Ohio.
Manda from Martins Ferry, OH
You do get a lot of new experieces and your getting a higher curriculum but its very expensive. Then you have to pay for other things while in school.
Angel from Cleveland, OH