Financial Aid

Bucky says: Apply for aid early.
Bucky says: Apply for aid early.
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

Deputy Hall Room 114

Window Hours
M-F 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Office Hours
Fall-Spring:  M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Summer:  M-F 7:30 am – 4:00 pm


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

Fall 2019 Book Charging

  • ALL BSU STUDENTS are eligible to charge their books at the University Bookstore.  A student does not have to apply for financial aid to be eligible.  Fall semester book charging will begin on Monday, July 29 and end on Thursday, August 29.

2019-2020 FAFSA Available October 1, 2018

  • To be considered for all Federal and State aid programs, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.  The application will require 2017 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.