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


2018-2019 FAFSA Available October 1, 2017

  • To be considered for all Federal and State aid programs, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.  The application will require 2016 income tax for parents and students.
  • 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.  A student does not have to apply for financial aid to be eligible to charge books.  Summer book charging will begin on Monday, April 23 and run through Thursday, May 24.

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