Information for Parents & Families

Continue to encourage and support your student’s academic, personal, and professional growth.

Stay in the Loop

Your student’s journey into adulthood will include not only monumental milestones and celebrations, but also periods of change and growth. We help to ease the transition by providing a strong caring community. And while our faculty and staff provide solid mentorship, we know that parents and families will always play a key role in students’ success. You’ll find information and resources below that will enable you to help your student reach their goals at Bowie State.


Find important dates and upcoming deadlines, and get the facts and figures your student needs to apply for college.

Current Student Checklist 

Use this checklist to ensure that your student's account is up-to-date and they are registered for classes in preparation for the upcoming semester.

Take a Tour

Come to the campus and gain invaluable insight into our tight community. Schedule a tour so you can learn about our facilities and resources.

Financial Aid

Don’t let your student miss out on receiving grants, scholarships, and state and federal funding. Discover the many ways you can fit a college education into your budget. Learn about the process for receiving financial aid.

Student Accounts

Learn about how Bowie State makes paying your student’s bill easy and convenient with a variety of payment options.

Campus Life

Encourage your student to take advantage of all the activities and programs available on campus. Also learn about our housing and dining options, and student services.

Student Records

Some information related to a student’s records cannot be shared with the public, including parents or guardians, without the student’s consent. Learn more about the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Campus Safety

University police within the Department of Public Safety operate 24 hours a day to ensure the safety of everyone on the BSU campus.

Title IX Sexual Assault Prevention

Learn how Bowie State raises awareness about sexual violence prevention and supports survivors of abuse.

Support Services

Skilled staff in our Disability Services and Counseling Services departments are available to anyone who needs extra physical or emotional support on campus.


Celebrate the culmination of your student’s hard work and achievement in a commencement ceremony that sets them on a path to realize their dreams.