YOUNGSTOWN — Many Youngstown State University students were caught off guard when the school closed on-campus classes, and some found themselves short of money.

“Some students planned their year based on what scholarship awards, loans and on-campus and off-campus jobs they expected to have,” said Eddie Howard Jr., YSU’s vice president for student affairs. “They’ve come up short because many factored in on- and off-campus jobs into the amount of money they would have to complete the school year.

“Many of those jobs disappeared,” Howard said.

YSU Foundation donors have come through in providing some help by asking the university’s supporters and graduates to contribute to a fund specifically created to help students in need during coronavirus pandemic. The program is being called Penguin to Penguin.

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