This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ysu.edu.

Youngstown State University has a comprehensive program of financial assistance which includes assistantships/fellowships, scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. Most of these programs are administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Links to the following resources are conveniently located at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships' website Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): A common form used to apply for federal and state need-based grant aid and student loans.
  2. Youngstown State University Scholarship Search: An online search engine to locate and apply for YSU-specific scholarship funds offered through the Youngstown State University Foundation.
  3. Youngstown State University Foundation Scholarship Application: An online form application which, upon completion, considers students for a number of scholarships awarded through the YSU Foundation and its donors. 

All YSU applicants for admission, or current students, seeking financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should apply no later than December 1 for new students and February 15 for continuing students. Students interested in applying for institutional grants and scholarships should adhere to those individual deadlines as noted on their respective applications.

For maximum consideration, both new and continuing students are encouraged to meet priority deadlines in applying for financial aid.