Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The first step in applying for Federal Financial Aid for both new and continuing YSU students is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Below is a list of tips and resources to assist with completing the FAFSA:

  • Create an FSA ID which will consist of a Username and Password (FSA ID site)
  • Have both the student’s and family’s (if applicable) tax information and W2’s available
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Answer “Yes” to IRS Data Retrieval
  • List YSU's school code: 003145

For a more detailed step-by-step guide to completing the financial aid application process, see the How to Apply page for further instruction.

Individual assistance is also available, by appointment, with a financial aid counselor by contacting our appointment line.

Watch the Department of Education's How to Fill Out the FAFSA.

Please note that the Financial Aid Award Year for the administration of Title IV Aid consists of Summer, Fall and Spring semesters with the Summer semester leading the packaging cycle. Financial aid that has been awarded cannot be released until 10 days before the start of each term.

Announcements

  • Financial Aid Dollars and Sense
    Posted on
    November 20, 2017

    A quarterly newsletter with important information for students regarding a variety of financial aid topics and important dates is now available. Download the newsletter.

  • Fall Loan Repayment Information Session Presentation
    Posted on
    November 15, 2017

    The Fall Student Loan Repayment Information Session presented by Sallie Mae was held on Wednesday, November 15th. Below is the PowerPoint that provides valuable information on student loan repayment, loan forgiveness programs, and borrower’s rights and responsibilities.

  • 2018-2019 Housing Grant
    Posted on
    October 30, 2017

    The 2018-2019 Housing Grant is now available for students who are planning to live in University Housing or Courtyard Apartments. The priority deadline for application is February 15 for continuing students and December 1 for all incoming new freshmen.

  • YSU Foundation Scholarship Application Tutorial Video
    Posted on
    October 18, 2017

    The YSU Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for completion for the 2018-2019 aid year. Please see the video below for assistance on how to complete the application.

     

  • Financial Aid Dollars and Sense
    Posted on
    July 19, 2017

    A quarterly newsletter with important information for students regarding a variety of financial aid topics and important dates is now available. Download the quartlerly newsletter.