YSU Offers Another Round of Relief Grants to Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Students at Youngstown State University are eligible to apply for grants to help pay pandemic-related expenses.

Through the December coronavirus relief bill, YSU was allocated nearly $5.2 million. Some of that money will go toward the Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant program, which provides money for any costs related to attending the university or emergency costs related to the coronavirus, such as tuition, food, child care, housing, health care and mental health services.

Applications are available HERE. Students must login in with their YSU portal ID and password to access the application.

“These grants will greatly assist our students with unexpected expenses during this difficult time,” said YSU President Jim Tressel in a statement, adding that rent and housing expenses have been especially challenging for students during the pandemic.

To be eligible, students must have been enrolled at Youngstown on or after March 13, 2020, and have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file. Students enrolled in online classes are eligible for funds.

Students with exceptional need, such as those receiving Pell grants, will receive priority, but non-Pell eligible students also qualify.

For more information, contact YSU’s office of financial aid and scholarships at 330 941 3505 or the Penguin Service Center at 330 941 6000. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.