The Free Application For Federal Aid (FAFSA) is the application for grants, loans, and work-study funds the federal government provides. All students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA. Salem State University also uses the information from your FAFSA to award students state and university aid.
The FAFSA is required for each academic year a student is enrolled at Salem State in a degree-seeking program. Students must be in a degree-seeking program to be eligible to receive financial aid. The FAFSA opens every October 1.
To complete the FASFA, the student needs an FSA ID and password to log in. To learn more about the FAFSA process and what information is required for the FAFSA, please visit studentaid.gov.
Financial aid will help you with your educational expenses. It comes in two basic types – gift aid that is given to a student without obligation and self-help that is either loans to be paid back or a work grant to be earned.