COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes are following a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction.

Financial Aid


Contact Us

The Office of Financial Aid will be open for in-person assistance on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 1pm.

Make a Virtual Appointment
Use the Microsoft Teams software to schedule a virtual meeting. Make a virtual appointment here.

Leave Voicemail
Call 301-860-3540. Messages will be retrieved periodically.

Email us
Contact us and send documentation via email:

Bowie State University is dedicated to offering you information about financial assistance.

Applying for aid can seem complicated and time-consuming, and we want to make it a pleasant experience for you. Our site includes an overview of the university's aid programs and how to apply. Please note that financial aid policies may change because of federal regulations or university decisions.


Spring SAP Appeal

The Spring 2021 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal process is now open. Online appeals and supporting documentation must be emailed to by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 19, 2021.  No appeals will be accepted after this deadline. Appeals submitted without specific supporting documentation referencing why student did not meet federal standards will be denied. Note: There is a limit to 2 approved appeals for each degree program per federal regulations.

Financial Aid Types

Financial Aid Process

Financial Literacy