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Admissions and Aid

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Why Salem State University?

We're moving forward. We're taking the next step. No judgment, just a shared desire to learn and to grow. This is home. This is Salem State University.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions standards have been developed with the MA Department of Higher Education to ensure that the quality of the university remains an institution of high academic quality.

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First year students must submit a complete application, a non-refundable $40 application fee, official transcript(s), and SAT and/or ACT scores (if applicable).


One of the first steps in pursuing a graduate degree is applying for admission to your graduate program.


Transferring from another school is easy. Discover your next steps.


Salem State University accepts admissions applications from students all over the world. We currently have students from 51 countries with the largest numbers coming from Brazil, China, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Morocco, Nepal, and Vietnam

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid essential to affording college! You must apply for financial aid in order to find out if you qualify for a scholarship, loan(s), grant(s), work-study, or other aid. Follow these steps to complete it with ease!

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  • Get Your Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID)

    Start the financial aid process by getting for your Federal Student Aid ID (FSAid). Students and parents will each need their own unique FSAid to sign the FAFSA electronically. The student's FSAid may also be used to sign other financial aid documents throughout their college career and the parent's will be used for any Parent Plus Loan applications.

  • Complete Your FAFSA

    Once you have your FSAid, you then complete your <a href="">FAFSA</a>. The online process has been simplified and has very clear instructions. File every year and file early. If you have not completed your taxes yet, you may complete the FAFSA using estimated income information and then update the details after you have filed your taxes.

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