YSU Financial Aid Estimator

Welcome to YSU's Financial Aid and EFC Estimator. This tool allows students to estimate the potential financial aid award they may receive when attending Youngstown State University. In addition, students may use the tool to estimate their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the net price to attend Youngstown State University. All need based calculations assume that the student has completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by February 15th. This page is not an application for aid and the awards listed are only an estimate of eligibility and in no way guarantee applicants will receive the award amounts provided. Click the "Help +" text, where applicable, to receive additional information on the question being asked.


Student Enrollment Information

Please answer the following questions. The answers you provide will allow us to calculate the student's cost of attendance figure. A student's Cost of Attendance (COA) is the total expected cost associated with attending Youngstown State University.

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If a student cannot answer yes to one of the following independent verification questions, then that student is deemed dependent and must provide parental information on his/her financial aid application.

  • Is the student at least 24 years old or will the student turn 24 this year?
  • Is the student married?
  • Is the student working on a master's or doctorate?
  • Is the student a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  • Is the student an orphan or ward of the court or in foster care?
  • Does the student have any legal dependents other than a spouse?
  • Is the student currently serving active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces?
  • Is the student an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship?
  • Was the student determined to have been homeless at any time on or after July 1 of the previous year?

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    Freshman Scholarships for Excellence

    You indicated that you are a graduating high school senior. Please enter the following scholarship qualifications for incoming freshmen. The aid estimator will estimate potential eligibility for the YSU Scholarships for Excellence program. Miscellaneous scholarships are not included in the estimate and students are also encouraged to view YSU's online scholarship search for additional scholarship opportunities


    Transfer Student Scholarships

    You indicated that you are an incoming transfer student. Please enter the following scholarship qualifications for incoming transfer students. The aid estimator will estimate potential eligibility for the YSU Transfer Student Scholarships. Miscellaneous scholarships are not included in the estimate and students are also encouraged to view YSU's online scholarship search for additional scholarship opportunities


    Federal Work-Study

    Please indicate whether you would like to estimate Federal Work-Study funding. Federal Work-Study allows a student to earn money by working a part-time job on campus. Federal Work-Study is not subtracted from a student's bill. A student being paid under work-study will receive a pay check from the university. Students must demonstrate financial need to be considered for this award.