Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Meal Plan Costs

Payment Policy Information

Fall semester and spring semester charges are billed separately. We do not send paper bills.

Email notifications are sent out when an eBill is available for viewing. eBills are available the second Tuesday of every month. Fall eBills are generated in July, and spring eBills are generated in December.

The online eBill can be downloaded and printed out for your records. Bills must be paid by the due date, as listed on this page. Failure to comply with the university's payment due dates may result in late payment penalties.

Payment may be made by:

  • Check (made payable to Salem State University)
  • Any major credit card. A 2.75 percent non-refundable service fee ($3 minimum fee) will be assessed by TouchNet, our credit card processor, for credit card payments. We do accept debit card payments in the Student Navigation Center. 
  • Confirmed financial aid or loans
  • Interest free monthly payment plan available the first week of July through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) or by calling 1.888.216.4258   

Undergraduate and Graduate Summer 2016  tuition and fees.

Salem State’s 2016-17 student charges for tuition and fees [PDF] or you may view this information below.

This table represents tuition and fee information. An additional table for housing and meal plan costs follows.

In-State Tuition and Fees, Undergraduate

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Academic
Year
Full-Time
Per Credit Full-Time Per Credit Full-Time
Day Undergraduate Tuition
In-State

$37.92

$455.00

$37.92

$455.00

$910.00
Fees
University Fee1

$350.67

$4,208.00

$350.67

$4,208.00

$8,416.00
Capital Improvement Fee $13.75 $165.00 $13.75 $165.00 $330.00
SGA Fee $3.33 $40.00 $3.33 $40.00 $80.00
Total Tuition and Fees
In-State
$405.67 $4,868.00 $405.67 $4,868.00 $9,736.00
Evening Undergraduate (SCPS) Tuition
In-State

$115.00
 
$115.00
   
Fees
Course Fee

$233.00
 
$233.00
   
Capital Improvement Fee $14.00   $14.00    
SGA Fee $3.33   $3.33    
Total Tuition and Fees
In-State

$365.33
 
$365.33
   
Differential Fees for Undergraduate Programs
Nursing9   $500.00   $500.00  $1,000.00
Biology9   $250.00   $250.00  $500.00
Education9   $125.00   $125.00  $250.00
Social Work9   $125.00   $125.00  $250.00
Accelerated 2nd degree for Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN)10: $470 per credit
Miscellaneous Fees - annual unless noted
Health Insurance Fee - (waivable)6$2,511.00
Matriculation Fee - new matriculated students (one-time): $250.00
Mass PIRG Fee (waivable each semester)7$10.00
Online courses (undergraduate) per credit8$35.00
Resident Parking - $400 per year ($200 per semester): $200.00
Commuter Parking - $125 per year ($62.50 per semester): $62.50
Records Fee - per term for non-matriculated, non-degree students: $10.00

In-State Tuition and Fees, Graduate

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017
  Per Credit Per Credit
Graduate Tuition
In-State

$140.00

$140.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$245.50
$14.00
 
$245.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
In-State

$399.50

$399.50
     
Graduate - MSW Program
Tuition

In-State


$140.00


$140.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$270.50
$14.00

$270.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
In-State
 
$424.50

$424.50
     
Graduate business courses
Tuition

In-State
 

$140.00


$140.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$280.50
$14.00

$280.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
In-State

$434.50
  
$434.50

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees, Undergraduate

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Academic
Year
Full-Time
Per Credit Full-Time Per Credit Full-Time
Day Undergraduate Tuition
Out-of-State

$293.75

$3,525.00

$293.75

$3,525.00

$7,050.00
Fees
University Fee1

$362.00

$4,344.00

$362.00

$4,344.00

$8,688.00
Capital Improvement Fee $13.75 $165.00 $13.75 $165.00 $330.00
SGA Fee $3.33 $40.00 $3.33 $40.00 $80.00
Total Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State

$672.83

$8,074.00

$672.83

$8,074.00

$16,148.00

Evening Undergraduate (SCPS) Tuition
Out-of-State

$250.00
 
$250.00
   
Fees
Course Fee

$233.00
 
$233.00
   
Capital Improvement Fee $14.00   $14.00    
SGA Fee $3.33   $3.33    
Total Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State

$500.33
 
$500.33
   
Differential Fees for Undergraduate Programs
Nursing9
$500.00
 $500.00 $1,000.00
Biology9
$250.00
 $250.00 $500.00
Education9
$125.00    $125.00  $250.00
Social Work9
$125.00
 $125.00 $250.00
Accelerated 2nd degree for Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN)10: $470 per credit
Miscellaneous Fees - annual unless noted
Health Insurance Fee - (waivable)6$2,511.00
Matriculation Fee - new matriculated students (one-time): $250.00
Mass PIRG Fee (waivable each semester)7$10.00
Online courses (undergraduate) per credit8$35.00
Resident Parking - $400 per year ($200 per semester): $200.00
Commuter Parking - $125 per year ($62.50 per semester): $62.50
Records Fee - per term for non-matriculated, non-degree students: $10.00

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees, Graduate

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017
  Per Credit  Per Credit
Graduate Tuition
Out-of-State

$230.00

$230.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$245.50
$14.00
 
$245.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State

$489.50

$489.50
     
Graduate - MSW Program    
Tuition
Out-of-State

$230.00

$230.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$270.50
$14.00

$270.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State
 
$514.50

$514.50
     
Graduate business courses
Tuition

Out-of-State
 

$230.00


$230.00
Fees
Course Fee
Capital Improvement Fee

$280.50
$14.00

$280.50
$14.00
Total Tuition and Fees
Out-of-State

$524.50
  
$524.50

Housing2 and Meal Plan Costs

Housing (full-time)  Fall 2016  Spring 2017  Academic Year 
Peabody/Bowditch Hall $4,080.00  $4,080.00 $8,160.00
Marsh Hall $4,590.00  $4,590.00  $9,180.00
Bates Complex - double $4,705.00  $4,705.00  $9,410.00
Bates Complex - single $4,980.00  $4,980.00  $9,960.00
Atlantic Hall - double $5,100.00  $5,100.00  $10,200.00
Atlantic Hall - single $5,660.00  $5,660.00  $11,320.00
Viking Hall - double $4,695.00 $4,695.00 $9,390.00
Viking Hall - single $4,980.00 $4,980.00 $9,960.00
Viking Hall - double suite  $4,795.00  $4,795.00 $9,590.00
Viking Hall - single suite $5,080.00  $5,080.00 $10,160.00
       
Commuter Meal Plan3 $375.00  $375.00  $750.00
Resident Meal Plan4 $375.00  $375.00  $750.00
10-Meal Plan $1,640.00  $1,640.00  $3,280.00
14-Meal Plan5 $1,780.00  $1,780.00  $3,560.00
19-Meal Plan $1,860.00  $1,860.00  $3,720.00

Fees below pertain to those courses offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and School of Graduate Studies.

Course Fees  Range 
 Lab Fees  $25 - $300 per course
 Clinical Fees  $15 - $100 per course
 Nursing Resource Center Fee (including day undergraduate)  $100 per course

Below are miscellaneous fees and fines that pertain to specific situations as noted.

Application Fees   
 Undergraduate Admissions  $40 
 Graduate Admissions  $50/online/$100 paper
  Comprehensive Exam Application-Graduate School  $50

Parking Fines   
 Various Violations  $15 - $115 per violation 
  Violation Appeal Fee (if appeal not granted)  $5 per violation

Late Fees   
 Late Application for Degree (undergraduate and graduate)  $50 
 Late Payment  $50/month

 Payment Plans (enrollment fee from TMS)   $40/semester 
 International student orientation fee  $250/$400/$500
 Non-credit course fee  varies depending on course
 Institutes (wintersession/summer)  varies depending on course
 English as a Second Language (ESL)  varies depending on course
 Study Abroad Program  varies by provider

Notes

1 - The university fee represents the fee anticipated for 2016-17. Fees may change by action of the board of trustees.

2 - Housing rates include (1) $20/semester - $40/year Residence Hall Association Fee and (2) $275 per semester/$550 per year Technology/Student Service/Programming Fee.

3 - Charged to all commuter students. It is required for all first-year students in first two semesters of attendance; waivable for other students. Includes $285 dining dollars and $90 ClipperCash per semester.

4 - Minimum required for residents of Atlantic Hall and Bates Complex. Includes $285 in dining dollars and $90 in ClipperCash per semester.

5 - Minimum required for residents of Peabody, Bowditch and Marsh Halls. All plans include $90 ClipperCash per semester; 10-meal and 14-meal plans include $200 dining dollars; 19-meal plan includes $100 dining dollars.

6 - Charged for all students enrolled in at least 75 percent of a full-time course load. Students may opt out and have fee waived if covered by other health insurance.

7 - Charged for all day students per semester. Student may opt out and have a fee waived. 

8 - All undergraduate students taking online courses to be charged $35 per credit

9 - Additional fees applicable to only new entrants to the program (incoming or transfers).

10 - Accelerated 2nd degree for Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN) is a cohort based program with a charge of $470 per credit.


All charges are subject to change.