Financial Aid Process

It All Begins With Your FAFSA!

We have the tools for you to get started with the FAFSA and financial aid. It’s important to understand the form questions and to prepare the necessary documents before applying. Bowie State’s school code is 002062. Start checking things off your To-Do List in your Bulldog Connection account, or select the button below to fill out the FAFSA.

Start Your FAFSA

Watch Our Financial Aid Video Library

Not sure where to start? That’s okay. Our team created a playlist to take you step by step through all things personal finance, financial aid, and the FAFSA.

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Financial Aid Calendar

When the Financial Aid Process Begins

The financial aid process begins when the FAFSA opens. Now is a good time to gather necessary documents, talk with family about finances, search for scholarships, and begin your FAFSA application. You can keep track with help from our To-Do List. Access the checklist in our Bulldog Connection portal.

How to Calculate Your Estimated Costs

Each student has different needs. You may be commuting from home or living on campus, so your costs can vary significantly. Use the net price calculator to see your estimated costs.

Cost of Attendance >

Net Price Calculator >

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?

Student Academic Progress (SAP) is the way Bowie State measures students’ academic performance throughout the year. It aligns with the federal regulations that standardize student aid eligibility. Learn more SAP specifics in the video above for more information.

Access Your Financial Aid Award

You can review and accept your award through the Bulldog Connection portal. Log in and find the package information under the Self-Service>Student Center>Financial Aid section. 

Review Your Reward >

How to Respond to Your Aid Offer >