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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,117 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,483 tuition
$8,137 on campus room & board
$1,268 books
$229 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$17,327 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,693 tuition
$8,137 on campus room & board
$1,268 books
$229 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,069 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
60% get federal aid ($4,921 avg)
50% get state aid ($1,015 avg)
35% get institn'l aid ($4,069 avg)
71% get loans ($6,241 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.45% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,490 75%
Federal Grant Aid $4,921 60%
Pell Grants $4,532 60%
Other Federal Grants $866 28%
Institution Grant Aid $4,069 35%
State Grant Aid $1,015 50%
Student Loans $6,241 71%
Federal Loans $6,028 71%
Other Loans $8,323 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Youngstown State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555-0001
(877) 468-6978
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $321
Out of State $330


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Katherine from Girard, OH
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I was originally a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where I paid $32,000 a year for a sub-par education, cranky and unhelpful professors, and absolutely no supplemental assistance. Now I'm at YSU, paying less than half that price per year, and getting more out of my education than I ever could have imagined.

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  • 5
  • Theresa from Reseda, CA
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a past student here

    The tuition at YSU is less expensive than at the more well known schools. Why pay thousands more for the same degree when you can do just as well at YSU and pay much less.

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