Information for New Students

Congratulations!

Welcome to Salem State!

Below is information for new students. More can be found in the New Student Packet (PDF) or the FAQs for new students web page.

SUBMIT DEPOSIT(S)

Submit your $250 non-refundable enrollment deposit and your $300 non-refundable housing deposit (if you are living on campus) online at navigator.salemstate.edu. All day and transfer students must pay enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation. View instructions on submitting a deposit online (PDF).

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

1. Create a Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov
2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov
Salem State's school code is 002188. The fall 2017 deadline is February 15, 2017.

Watch this video from FAFSA about how to apply for aid.

Questions? Contact the Student Navigation Center at 978.542.8000 or navcenter@salemstate.edu.

REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION

All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. Orientation is your chance to learn about the university, ask questions, register for classes, get to know your fellow classmates, and begin your adventure as a new student!

Spring 2017 orientation will be held on Thursday, January 12. Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you can register for orientation at navigator.salemstate.edu (please allow 48 hours after you submit the deposit to register).

More information about summer 2017 programs will be posted soon at salemstate.edu/orientation. Registration for summer orientation will open in March.

REGISTER FOR AN ACCEPTED STUDENT’S DAY (for fall 2017 enrollment)

Join us on campus for a special event just for accepted students on Saturday, April 1 or Sunday, April 9, 2017. Attend the campus information fair, meet current students, visit with faculty, and take a campus tour. Register online at navigator.salemstate.edu.

ENROLL IN OR WAIVE HEALTH INSURANCE

Under Massachusetts state law, comprehensive health insurance is required for all students registered for nine or more credits. Learn more at salemstate.edu/chs/insurance

SUBMIT A COMPLETED HEALTH FORM TO COUNSELING AND HEALTH SERVICES

Access the requirements and forms at salemstate.edu/chs/new. Make sure your documents have been received by checking the student health portal.

A completed health form is required as part of our move-in policy

SETTLE YOUR BILL

Prior to move-in day, you must pay your bill in full, be on an approved payment plan and/or have sufficient financial resources to cover your balance (includes completing all aid related items on your to-do list in your Navigator account). You can confirm your total aid and account balance in Navigator

Learn more about how to pay your bill

Learn about our move-in policy.  

GET CONNECTED

Join the SSU Class of 2021 Facebook group! Meet your classmates, ask questions and get connected. Follow Salem State on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all the latest. Share your excitement by using #SSUGotIn.

QUESTIONS?


Admissions
978.542.6200 or admissions@salemstate.edu

Student Navigation Center (student accounts, financial aid, registrar, transfer services, ClipperCard)
978.542.8000 or navcenter@salemstate.edu

Navigator
IT help desk 978.542.2036 or it-helpdesk@salemstate.edu

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More resources at your fingertips

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Commonwealth Honors Program 

Transfer Credits Equivalencies 

For student laptop information, visit Information Technology Services

Instructions on submitting payments (PDF)