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University Bursar

1098T's have been mailed and an electronic copy of the form is available via the student portal. The IRS gives educational institutions the option of reporting either payment(s) received or amounts billed. Youngstown State University has elected to report the amounts billed for each student (box 2 of form 1098-T).

A student's form will be mailed to the Billing address on file with the University.

Please note that IRS Form 1098-T is for informational purposes only. The data which appears on these forms can be used to claim educational tax credits, but the figures provided neither guarantee nor preclude eligibility for these tax credits. “Qualified tuition” in this context is determined by guidelines issued by the IRS. This may or may not reflect “qualified tuition” as determined by certain educational funding organizations, such as 529 plans. As a result of differing definitions as to what constitutes “qualified tuition”, there may be variation among the amounts that are deemed to qualify.

IRS regulations require that institutions of higher learning obtain the correct identifying number (e.g., SSNs and ITINs) for all matriculated students. Please review your SSN/ITIN on the 1098-T for accuracy. To change SSN/ITIN please call 330-941-3142.

For more information on tax benefits for education, consult IRS Publication 970

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Students with outstanding balances at the end of the term or who withdrawal during the term and have a balance owing are subject to the following collection actions:

  • Registration and Transcript service blocks prevent students from obtaining their grades, and transcripts.
  • Students enrolled in future terms may be subject to having their classes administratively canceled for non-payment of their previous balance.
  • YSU will attempt to contact the student via e-mail, letters, and calls.  If we are unable to establish an In-House payment plan, the account will be turned over to the Ohio Attorney General as required by state law.  Once an account is turned over to the Ohio Attorney General fees (10% AG fee, 3% Interest, 21% Collection Agency Fee, 25% Special Counsel Fee) will be added to the balance due depending on the actions necessary to collect the debt due the University.  All payment arrangements must be made through their office. 
  • Once in collections with the Ohio Attorney General, under no circumstances may a student be allowed to obtain a transcript or enroll at the University until the entire balance due is paid in full.  In addition, the student will now be considered a pre-pay and must pre-pay for all future terms enrolled.
  • YSU will report the outstanding debt to the major credit bureaus.

In-House payment arrangements

Students with outstanding balances have the option of making payment arrangements with YSU which will keep the account from being reported to the Ohio Attorney General. 

  • In-House payment arrangement will suspend collection activity as long as the student continues to honor a mutually agreeable payment plan. 
  • The In-House payment plan is serviced through Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). ECSI will bill and accept payments on behalf of YSU. 
  • YSU will not report the outstanding debt to the major credit bureaus as long as the student continues to honor a mutually agreeable payment plan.
  • Three consecutively missed payments will result in the account being turned over to the Ohio Attorney General

 ECSI: Past Due Not Currently Enrolled ONLY

To access your account at ECSI: go to https://borrower.ecsi.net and login using the following information: 

In-House Payment Arrangements Only (for Perkins informaitn click on the left of page Perkins Informaiton).

School Code:  RX |  Account #:  Your nine (9) digit SSN  |  PIN #.

Please call ECSI at 1-888-549-3274 to obtain your user name and pin number

Contact Information: (collection only all others please call our main line at 330.941.3133)

YSU Collection Department: (330) 941-3704 email: bljasinski AT ysu DOT edu

Ohio Attorney General:       (888) 665-5440

ECSI - (888) 549-3274



This tool allows students to estimate tuition, including room/board, for the academic term of their choice.  Students can select to view a tuition estimate by semester or academic year.

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