Financial Aid

There are many ways to get financial assistance for college, from grants and employment to a wide variety of loans and scholarships. BSU provides a comprehensive array of aid options in addition to helping students and their families navigate the process of investigating and obtaining assistance from federal, state and private sources.

Our office is here to ensure you achieve your degree without spending a lot of time worrying about money. We also don’t want you to graduate with too much debt, so we will do our best to help you make the most responsible decisions possible.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  • Priority deadline to apply for aid for 2016-17 (starting fall 2016) is March 15, 2016.  This means the Financial Aid Office needs to receive your FAFSA results by that date in order to be considered for all aid programs.
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients must finalize all registration within the first 30 days of the semester. A student who withdraws from a course within the first 30 days of the semester will have their Pell award reduced to the adjusted level of enrollment.
  • A completed FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processing Center within the first 30 days of the semester to be eligible for a Minnesota State Grant.
  • All students are eligible to charge their books at the on-campus bookstore for summer semester beginning April 25, 2016 and ending May 25, 2016.  A student does not have to apply for financial aid to be eligible to charge their books.
  • Summer financial aid disbursement begins June 3, 2016.

Contact Financial Aid

BSU Financial Aid Office
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, #14
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 755-2034
Toll Free: (877) 755-FAID
Fax: (218) 755-4361

If you have general financial aid questions you may send an e-mail message to