YSU Freezes Housing Costs, Remain Lowest in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University will freeze its frees for room and board for academic year 2016-17, ensuring that it remains the least expensive public university campus in Ohio for students to live, Eddie Howard announced Tuesday.

Howard is YSU associate vice president for student experiences.

“By freezing our room and meal plan fees, YSU will continue to be the most affordable campus in the state and across the region,” Howard said in a prepared statement.

The room-and-board fees for YSU residence halls will remain $8,990 for the next academic year, the lowest cost of Ohio’s comprehensive, four-year public universities. Annual fees are $11,626 at the University of Akron and $11,014 at Kent State University.

The five residence halls at YSU house nearly 870 students. The university also owns the Courtyard Apartments on the eastern side of campus, with 408 beds.

Pending action by the board of trustees later this month March, rent at the Courtyard Apartments will also be frozen: $780 a month for a one-bedroom unit, $660 two-bedroom, and $570 four-bedroom.

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