The YSU Penguin Tuition Promise is a cohort-based, level-rate tuition, room and board, and fee guarantee model that assures a student and their family a set of fixed rates for the pursuit of an undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University. The Penguin Tuition Promise is designed to make the cost of college predictable and affordable. Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, every new first-year, transfer, or re-admitted degree-seeking undergraduate student will be part of the Penguin Tuition Promise. For additional information visit the YSU Penguin Tuition Promise page.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credit hours of enrollment, residency, course, and/or program. The Board of Trustees of Youngstown State University has pledged to make every effort to keep the required fees as low as is consistent with providing quality education. It is intended that fees not be adjusted more often than annually and that fee changes be announced in the spring or early summer. The Board of Trustees does, however, reserve the right to change any fee, charge, or fine without notice if conditions warrant.