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BGSU Firelands to freeze tuition and fees

By Caitlin Nearhood • May 17, 2019 at 9:00 PM

HURON TWP. — Attending BGSU Firelands is about to be more financially feasible. 

At its recent meeting, Bowling Green State University’s board of trustees agreed to extend the university’s Falcon Tuition Guarantee to four-year degree programs at BGSU Firelands. The plan, which took effect at the university’s main campus in fall 2018, freezes the cost of tuition, general fees, course and class fees, and room and board plan rates for entering students for the full four years of their undergraduate career.

The new pricing structure for first-year students begins this summer and fall. Students who have enrolled at BGSU Firelands before this summer do not qualify.

“The guarantee helps ensure that a BGSU education is a tremendous value – where quality and affordability meet,” Bowling Green State University President Rodney Rogers said. “We are committed to preparing our students to live meaningful and productive lives. They will find success in their careers and also do good works.”

Added BGSU Firelands Dean Andy Kurtz: “This allows our students to predict and plan for the investment they are making in their education and their future.”

As of fall 2018, BGSU Firelands’ annual tuition for Ohio residents is $4,900 and $12,500 for non-Ohio residents.



Along with the Falcon Tuition Guarantee initiative, three new four-year degree programs will begin later this year.


One bachelor’s degree will be in technical and applied studies with a small business concentration and be offered exclusively at the regional campus.

This specific program is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree-completion program designed to prepare graduates to successfully develop, launch and run a small business, or to contribute to the success of an existing business as an employee, university officials said.

Respiratory care program

In another new four-year program only offered at BGSU Firelands, respiratory care students will be able to use the recently renovated George Mylander Hall, along with nursing, radiologic technology, diagnostic sonography students. The renovations totaled 15,500 square feet and cost $4 million.

Clark Inclusive Scholars program

This program is designed for students with developmental disabilities and was established through a donation from area residents Jacquelyn and David Clark, who are former executives of n2y, a printing and publishing company for special education curriculum.

In the certificate program, students will spend about 20 hours, or more, on BGSU Firelands’ campus attending classes; gaining work experience; receiving individualized instruction and support; and socializing with peers.

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