Student Consumer Information

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

As a student at Bemidji State University you have the right to certain types of institutional and financial aid information based on federal and state law. The links to the left provide you with access to that information.


Privacy of Student Records: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

View the Privacy of Education Records Policy privacy policy.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

View the Disability Services website.

Student Diversity

Bemidji State University is pleased to provide the following information regarding the diversity of our student body. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The rates reflect the percentage of undergraduate students who were enrolled as of the 20th day of the Fall 2010 semester.

Females 49.5%
Males 50.5%
Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 1%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
White 88%
Foreign National 3%
Hispanic or Latino 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or More 2%
Percentage of Pell Grant Recipients 38.2%
For more information contact:

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
218 755 2764
Fax: 218 755 4606
Deputy 331
Box #24

Price of Attendance

View Tuition & Aid for undergraduate admissions.

Net Price Calculator

Visit our Net Price Calculator.

Refund Policy

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

When a student registers for a class through e-Services, a seat in that class is reserved. This obligates the student to pay tuition and fees for that seat. Refunds, if applicable, will generally be processed as direct deposit or check. Payments made by credit card through e-Services will receive a refund applied to that credit card.


For students with credits within the band: The full-time tuition rate is banded between 12-18 credits. Enrollment changes within the tuition band will result in the same tuition amount charged to the student. A student may be eligible for a refund if courses are dropped below the band.

For students with less than 12 or more than 18 credits: Courses may be dropped online through e-Services within the first five class days of the semester, and the student will not be obligated for tuition and fees for that/those course(s).


If a student decides they wish to no longer remain enrolled in a course or courses after the fifth day of the semester, they may withdraw from the course(s) through e-Services, thus assigning a grade of “W” to their academic transcript. Generally, students remain obligated to pay for tuition and fees for course(s) from which they have withdrawn.


Tuition is charged on a per credit basis during the summer semester. Courses may be dropped online through e-Services on the first day of the class, and the student will not be obligated for tuition and fees for that/those course(s). After the first day of class and through the fifth (5th) class day, students may withdraw from course(s) using e-Services, thus assigning a grade of “W” to their academic transcript. Generally, students remain obligated to pay for tuition and fees for course(s) from which they have withdrawn.


A student who intends to totally withdraw from all classes within a term may do so online through e-Services. Financial aid recipients who withdraw or cease attending all of their classes prior to 60% of the term being completed (including courses with a grade of “F” for non-attendance) are subject to the federal rules for the Return of Title IV Funds for any federal aid not earned. More information can be found by visiting the Financial Aid website.

Academic Year Refund Schedule for Total Official Withdrawal
Date of Withdrawal Refund Allowed
Class days 1-5 100%
Class days 6-10 75%
Class days 11-15 50%
Class days 16-20 25%
Class days 21+ 0%

The refund schedule for a student that officially withdraws during the summer semester varies and is dependent upon the length of their actual summer classes. Please contact Business Services (218-755-2046, or for more information.


Tuition and fees must be paid fifteen business days prior to the first day of classes, or a student’s courses will be dropped for nonpayment. Courses will not be dropped for nonpayment if any one of the following criteria is met:

  • The student has applied for Federal Financial Aid and the university has received the FAFSA results from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The student has made a minimum down payment on tuition and fees of 15% or $300.00, which ever is less.
  • The student has a scholarship or third party award that meets the minimum down payment amount.
  • The student has an active payment plan with Nelnet Payment Plan.
  • The student is enrolled through the PSEO program.

In general, students are responsible for knowing and adhering to Bemidji State University policies regarding dropping or withdrawing from courses. However, in some cases students who have experienced extenuating circumstances may petition for consideration of an exception. Such appeals regarding dropped or withdrawn course(s) and refunds must be first initiated through the Records and Registration Office. The Refund/Drop/Withdrawal Petition form is available on the Records and Registration forms website for this purpose. More information about dropping or withdrawing from courses can be found here.

View the Return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Funds policy.

For more information view the BSU Financial Aid website.

Textbook Information

View the Class Schedule for textbook information.

Educational Program

View the Academic Catalog.

Instructional Facilities

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For more information contact:

Office of Finance & Administration     
phone:(218) 755-2012
fax:(218) 755-3153
Deputy 350
Box #14

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Plans for Improving the Academic Program

Visit Program Review and Assessment at the Office of Academic Affairs.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Visit Transfer Admissions for more information.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Visit Bemidji State University Accreditation at the Office of Academic Affairs.

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

View the Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Policy.

Computer Use and File Sharing

View the Acceptable Use of Computers and Information Technology Policy.

Student Activities

Visit Campus Life for more information.

Career and Job Placement Services

Visit the Career Services website.