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How to Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid if you are a Transfer Student...

  1. If you have a Federal Pell Grant or federal loan, YSU's six-digit code, 003145, must be listed as one of your college choices on the FAFSA to have your aid transferred. If YSU is not listed, you can add it by request with your FAFSA Personal Identification Number (PIN). For instructions on making corrections to your FAFSA click here.
  2. If you had a Stafford or PLUS loan, you will have to reapply. Please note: you will need to cancel the loan you had at your previous school by contacting your lender (FFELP loans) or your previous school's financial aid office (federal direct loans).


Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships are available to students who are transferring from any accredited college of university. Students must be accepted to the University.

Criteria: Must have completed at least 24 transferable credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
Value: Students who transfer to YSU with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive $1,500 per academic year. Those students who transfer to YSU with a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 will receive $1,000 per academic year. Renewal value varies.

Renewal: This scholarship will be automatically renewed each year up to a maximum of three years (sophomore, junior, senior) if the recipient maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA for the $1,500 award (or a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the $1,000 award) and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per academic year. Awards are available for part-time students (at least 6 hours per term) on a pro-rated basis.

Application: To be considered for this award, you must apply for admission to Youngstown State University. You are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible, as funds may be limited.

YSU Advantage Scholarship

Awarded to Associate degree graduates from Jefferson Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Stark State College of Technology, Lorain County Community College and Kent State University Branch Campuses.

Criteria: Must have as associate degree from one of the aforementioned target colleges with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Value: Students who transfer to YSU from one of the aforementioned target colleges will receive $1,100.

Renewal: This is a one year reward.

Application: To be considered for this award, you must apply for admission to Youngstown State University and submit transcripts documenting Associate Degree completion. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible; funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 330-941-3505.

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