Available Scholarships

Salem State University values its transfer student population and is proud to offer the following scholarships for transfer students. Many other scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available; please go to financial aid to learn more about the cost of attending.

New Scholarship: Massachusetts Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Students transferring directly to Salem State within one year of graduation from a Massachusetts State Community College with an associate's degree that included completion of the Mass Transfer Block with a GPA of 3.0 will be eligible for a scholarship for the amount of in-state day tuition. Students must be admitted for fall 2014 or beyond, enroll as a full time day student, and stay continuously enrolled for the full four semesters of eligibility. In order to maintain the scholarship for the second year of study, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 at Salem State. 

Students who don't meet the full time enrollment criteria but who otherwise meet the criteria above may still be eligible for the Mass Transfer 33 percent tuition discount, subject to review for eligibility. Before full eligibility can be determined, students must provide a final transcript from their sending community college showing both the associate's degree and Mass Transfer certification. Final eligibility is contingent upon full time registration before the end of the add/drop period.


  • Students graduating in May or before for fall 2014 admission: August 8, 2014
  • Students graduating in August for fall 2014 admission: September 22, 2014
  • Students graduating in August or before for spring 2015 admission: November 1, 2014
  • Students graduating in December 2014 for spring 2015 admission: January 23, 2015

Honors Program

The Salem State University Commonwealth Honors Program offers some scholarship opportunities to transfer students who qualify for and participate in the honors program. Please see the honors program site for more information.

Announcing Salem State's New General Education Curriculum!

Through the new general education curriculum, you will be immersed in a series of learning experiences that will engage you with the broader community and world. You will acquire new skills and understandings, be exposed to different academic disciplines,