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Office of Financial Aid

Henry administration building

It’s that time again - time to file your 2018-2019 FAFSA!

  • For students attending college in 2018-2019 (Fall 2018/Spring 2019) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available beginning October 1
  • Student/parent(s) will use 2016 income information to complete the application
  • Don’t forget to add BSU’s school code 0020620 

Note: We recommend the use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows for automatic transfer of federal tax return data, and helps cut down on errors while greatly reducing your chances of being selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education.



Sequester Changes to Title IV Programs

Learn about new changes affecting subsidized and unsubsidized loan fees

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

Our office is located in the Henry Administration Building, Suite 1100. Our regular office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can reach us by telephone at 301-860-3540, or send us an email at

The process of 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 aid programs offered at the University and how to apply. Financial aid policies may change because of federal regulations or University decisions; therefore, some information on this site may change as we are committed to providing you the most current information .

We look forward to helping you meet your educational goals and wish you success.