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).
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.
The Viking Completion Grant program will annually award 50 to 75 microgrants of up to $6,500 each to the seniors with high academic merit who are most at risk for dropping out. The program will combine this financial support with ongoing coaching to encourage awardees’ successful on-time completion.