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2014-2015 Salem State Institutional Scholarship Awards
Please note that award notifications regarding Salem State Institutional Awards will be sent out between 6/15-6/25. These scholarships are awarded based on the institutional scholarship application that was available on our website from November through January. The next application cycle will begin in November 2014 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
Please review this IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Institutional Scholarships
Summer Financial Aid 2014
(This is not the Summer Bridge Academy Application, for Summer Bridge Academy applications, please contact: The Center For Academic Excellence 978.542.6215)
The deadline to file was April 4, we extended to April 21. Applications received after that date will be considered late.
Late Applications will not be reviewed until ALL on-time applications are reviewed. This means that you may not know your aid eligibility (if any) prior to the start of Summer 1 classes and will be held 100 percent responsible for all charges if your aid is insufficient or you are not eligible.
Graduate Student Information:
Most of the financial aid processes are the same for both undergraduate and graduate students and can be found throughout this site, however we suggest you start with our Graduate Student Information Sheet [PDF].
Graduate Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
The federal government requires a school to review Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to ensure that students are successfully progressing towards their degree requirements. The following documents outline the policy and process at Salem State University:
- Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy [PDF]
- Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal [PDF]
- Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Improvement Plan [PDF]
Important Information About Your Financial Aid:
This informative document [PDF] outlines the financial aid process, regulations, requirements, and more.
Financial Aid Quick Links:
- Financial Aid 101 [PDF]
- Financial Aid Tips for Transfer Students [PDF]
- Getting Things Done Online [PDF]
- Sign Up For Direct Deposit [PDF]
- IRS Data Transfer for FAFSA Information [PDF]
- IRS Data Transfer [PowerPoint]
- Grants and Scholarships
- Federal Loans
- Work Study
- Alternative Loans and Financing
Apply for Financial Aid for 2014-2015
Students wishing to apply for aid for the fall 2014 semester need to complete a FAFSA online. Financial aid is awarded based on when the FAFSA is received and a student’s file is completed. Salem State's priority deadline for filing the 2014-2015 FAFSA is March 1, 2014. More information about the financial aid process is available.
Alternative (Private) Student Loans
Private student loans, also referred to as alternative student loans, are great solutions to help you pay for college or graduate school if financial aid doesn't cover all of your expenses. Recent changes in federal regulations will affect alternative loan borrowers and the delivery of your loan funds to the university. Alternative loan polices and lenders information.
To avoid delays in potential holds on your account, please check your Financial Aid To-Do list on navigator