Financing Your Education

We recommend that even if you are utilizing VA education benefits, you also take the time to complete a FAFSA and learn about all of the possible options to fund your degree. The Financial Aid website can provide you with further information on applying for financial aid, the types of aid available to you, and how to appropriately manage debt upon graduation. Be sure to check out the YSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships page for more information about financial aid options.

Specifically, you can learn the key dates to keep in mind when applying for aid with their step-by-step guide on “How to Apply”. Also, learn more about Grants and Scholarships available, as well as student loan options. You can also find tips on Debt Management.

In addition to tuition costs, students also encounter books and supplies costs. Those vary from program to program. The Financial Aid website has a Tuition Estimator, as well as a Financial Aid Estimator, which help to offer an idea of what expenses could be incurred. We do have a bookstore on campus, and if students want to look up the textbooks they need for specific courses, they can view the pricing there.

Where to Find Assistance:

While the Veterans Resource Center is the place to find the School Certifying Official and get the GI Bill® or Dependents Education Assistance in order, there are also Financial Aid Counselors available to assist students Monday through Friday in Meshel Hall, 203. Students can walk into the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships without an appointment from 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm; they can also call in advance and schedule an appointment.

Disclosures: You can access our school’s Cohort Default Rate information via the NSLDS website.