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Undergraduate Financial Aid Information

To apply for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Salem State's federal code 002188. The FAFSA is available on October 1 at no cost to students. You will be considered for all federal, state and institutional aid.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides economic relief to students who incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus (expenses include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). 

Salem State University will provide this economic relief money directly to our students. Salem State University has signed and returned the Certification Agreement on April 21, 2020.
Find out about your eligibility, relief amount and more

45 Day Cares Funding Report


Students received funds to offset housing, meal plan, and parking charges for the periods not available during spring 2020 due to coronavirus.

Find additional reimbursement details

Student Emergency Fund

The Salem State University Student Emergency Fund was created through the generous donations of alumni, community members, local businesses, staff, faculty and students. Students can apply for assistance with their student account balance, rent, utilities and other expenses. 

Learn more and apply for assistance


Contact Us

Secure Financial Aid Fax Line: 978.542.6876

Mailing Address

Student Navigation Center, Financial Aid
352 Lafayette Street
Second Floor, Classroom Building
Salem, MA 01970

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