Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$10,943
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,026
$30k - $48k
$9,352
$48k - $75k
$11,934
$75k - $110k
$14,404
$110k+
$14,521
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,669
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,029
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,400
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: ysufinaid@ysu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
38%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,917
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,696
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,898
Students receiving state aid
36%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,477
Students receiving federal aid
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,696
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,118,901

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,749
Students receiving federal loans
57%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,341
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,297
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,250
Loan Default Rate
14%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$282

What Students Are Saying

3.39 Average Rating
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a renowned college experience for a fraction of the price of other Ohio schools such as Ohio State University or the University of Toledo.
Andrew from Boardman, OH
From my two previous reviews involving the learning abilities and enjoyment level, I definitely feel that Youngstown State University is a bang for the buck!
Carly from Boardman, OH
Yes, you do get your 'bang for your buck' at YSU. I believe YSU has cheaper credit hours than some other colleges. Also, I feel what I am paying for is well worth it. I am a junior now and so far I feel all of my classes have been very academically and personally rewarding.
Joline from Akron, OH
YSU is reasonable priced in comparison to other surrounding universities. I know many people who wanted to go away for college, and due to increasing costs, had to move back and attend YSU.
Celeste from Youngstown, OH
Very good price for the quality of education that is received.
Jameaka from Youngstown, OH
There are tons of scholarships available at YSU, and so many student organizations and great teachers.
Morgan from Center Twp., PA
The programs here at YSU are very well put together. You can get the same education here as you can at a higher end college for a lot cheaper. Not only is it worth the money, but YSU also offers many different scholarships and awards plenty of financial aid to help you out. Their financial aid offices are a great help and will assist you with any problems you may have when it comes to paying for college.
Sarah from Grafton, OH