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Financial Aid Disclosures

Constitution Day

Every year on September 17, the Office of Financial Aid marks the signing of the final draft of the Constitution by putting on a program and/or event. A federal law enacted in December 2004 designates September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Under this law, every school that receives federal funding for the fiscal year is required to hold an educational program for students designed around the Constitution.

To celebrate Constitution Day, the Office of Financial Aid invites you to test your knowledge of the most important legal document ever created by finding out What’s your Constitution I.Q.?  

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College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics offers additional information regarding Bridgewater State University including Financial Aid, Accreditation, and Enrollment.

Student Consumer Information

Bridgewater State University biannually distributes to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of institutional and financial aid information. This information is required to be made available under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec. 485(j). 

Students are sent a notification of the availability of institutional and financial aid information via email in the Bi-Annual Right to Know Information Notification. Additionally, this information may also be obtained through the College links below. This page provides a comprehensive list of all information students are entitled to receive along with direct links to the content referred to on the page.

To request a paper copy of specific Institutional and Financial aid Information, please contact the Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Assistance & Enrollment Management, Laura Biechler at Written requests may be sent to Bridgewater State University Welcome Center Rm. 209 45 Plymouth Street Bridgewater, MA 02325.

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, certain student consumer information must be made available to all students at Bridgewater State University. The Bridgewater State University Biannual Right to Know Information Notification is distributed to enrolled students and employees after the 1st week of classes during both the Fall and Spring semesters (September and January). The links below provide quick access to this information.

GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)

Bridgewater State University communicates privacy with members of the campus community through various means and respects the right of its students to not disclose nonpublic personal information (NPI). The purpose of this page is to inform students of their right to opt-out of their nonpublic personal information being sent to non-affiliated third parties of the University.

Before submitting the FERPA form please consider very carefully the consequences of this decision. Any future requests for your information will be refused. Bridgewater State University cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release your information. Regardless of the effect upon you, Bridgewater State University assumes no liability for honoring your instructions that such information may be withheld.

It is of utmost importance for you to understand that after submitting the FERPA form that the University will not be able to verify your degree completion over the phone or with the National Student Clearinghouse. This can impact your future employment opportunities.

Column one has the disclosure and location, column two has the description.

Disclosure and Location Description
About BSU Campuses and Directions, Faculty and Staff Directories, Contact Information, Institutional Information, Community Involvement.
Academics Academic Advising, Academic Support, Library, Undergraduate Programs, Academic Calendar, Academic Offices, Policies and Programs, Honors Program and Societies, Academic Catalog, Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.
How to Apply Application Procedures, International Students, Transfer Students, Parents and Families, Guidance Counselors, Accepted Students, Visit Our campus
College Navigator The National Center for Education Statistics offers additional information regarding Bridgewater State University including Financial Aid, Accreditation, Enrollment, Retention and Graduation rates, Cohort Default rates
Copyright Policy Copyright compliance and policies inclusive of sanctions and possible penalties
Equal Educational Opportunity

Bridgewater State University is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the Universities community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status and sexual orientation.

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The University has designated the following persons as Coordinators to monitor compliance with these statues and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on gender or disability.

For students:
Jocelyn Frawley Acting Director of Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator 
Boyden Hall Room 206 
131 Summer Street Bridgewater, MA 02325
Title IX policies and procedures, Title IX coordinator information.
Equity in Athletics Data Report on athletic program and participation rates and financial support data
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)  
Financial Aid Cost of Attendance, How to Apply, After Applying, Grants & Scholarships, Payment Plans, Alternative Financing, Policies & Procedures
Financial Aid, Policies and Procedures Eligibility, Withdrawals and Leave of Absence, Less Than Full Time Attendance, Changes in Financial Circumstances, Code of Conduct, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Voter Registration
Bridgewater State University Annual Fire Safety and Security Report The Clery Act mandates the reporting of the following statistics concerning criminal offenses and campus safety reported to the Bridgewater State University Department of Public Safety and local police agencies for the three most recent years. Included is the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies and Prevention Programs.
Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator was developed to help families plan for educational costs at Bridgewater State University by providing an estimated "net cost" figure (estimated costs less estimated scholarship and grant aid).
Retention and Graduation Rates Rates as established by Bridgewater State University Institutional Research and published on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Student Body Diversity Data Data as established by Bridgewater State University Institutional Research and published on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).