Welcome to Financial Aid

For information regarding our location, hours and appointment times, please visit our about us section.





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 apply for summer financial aid is 5 pm on April 4, 2014. Once received, students must be registered for their summer courses no later than May 1, 2014
Please be sure to read the application carefully, as students who register for classes, who are not eligible for aid will be responsible for all charges incurred.




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:


Important Information About Your Financial Aid:

This informative document [PDF] outlines the financial aid process, regulations, requirements, and more.


 Financial Aid Quick Links:



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.

Avoid Delays!

To avoid delays in potential holds on your account, please check your Financial Aid To-Do list on navigator