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Salem State University Freezes Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2021-22 Academic Year

Last week, our Board of Trustees unanimously voted to freeze undergraduate tuition and fees for the fall 2021 to spring 2022 academic year. Tuition and mandatory fees will remain the same as this year for both in-state and out-of-state undergraduate residential and commuting students. Further, single housing (only) and dining fees for the next fiscal year will remain the same.

“As our students and their families struggle amid the pandemic economy, this is one important way in which we can help students complete their degrees despite the many challenges COVID-19 has brought,” said President John Keenan. “Student success is our top priority and as we plan for the next academic year, we want to do everything we can to remove and prevent financial barriers on the way to graduation.”

The university has a history of supporting undergraduate students as they pursue their academic goals, including:

  • Increased financial aid to undergraduate students by 93% during the past five years, providing millions of dollars in aid.
  • 66% of undergraduate students received financial support last year.
  • The university gave nearly $1M in Viking Grants in 2020 undergraduate day students.
  • We award over 200 additional scholarships to students each year.
  • Salem State has increased emergency funds for students in need, keeping them on track to graduate.
  • Establishing completion grants is a top priority and we are working to offer more options soon. 

Students with need will also benefit from an additional $3.256 million in financial assistance from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Tuition and fees for Massachusetts residents is $11,675 for full-time undergraduate day students living off campus and $25,486 for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in residence halls and participating in the dining program. The total price per credit for evening undergraduate courses also remains the same at $439.70 per credit for in-state students.

Our goal is always to do what we can to meet your financial needs so that you can achieve what you came to our campus for: to graduate and launch your career through the opportunities provided by your Salem State education. Wishing you much success this semester.

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