YSU Penguins CARE Emergency Grant


YSU has received funding from the CARES Act. "The CARES Act was established and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus."

The Penguins CARE Emergency Grant application was created by the University to prioritize the release of grant funds to Pell grant recipients who were not enrolled in online degree programs when the COVID-19 pandemic emerged causing disruption to on-campus learning and creating financial challenges.

Please log in below to continue. The log in process will validate that you have met all conditions to request financial support from the Penguins CARE Emergency Grant. Those conditions include Pell grant eligibility during the Spring 2020 semester and enrollment in an on-campus degree program.

Log In

  • Penguin Portal ID
    Your Penguin Portal ID is found on your YSU ID card and consists of all characters to the left of the '@' symbol in your YSU email address.  For example, if your email is ppenguin@student.ysu.edu, then your Penguin Portal ID is ppenguin. If you do not know your YSU email address, click to search by your name.
  • Penguin Portal Password
    Enter your Penguin portal password.  If you are a first time user, or have never logged into the Penguin Portal, click for directions on how to set your password and activate your account.