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Whether you live on campus or commute, there's a home for you here. Make your commitment to Salem State official by submitting your deposit.

Take the next steps to enroll

We encourage all admitted students to submit a FAFSA. If you are a resident of MA, you may qualify for state scholarship funds (free money) but won't be considered unless you submit a FAFSA by May 1.

Watch this video from FAFSA about how to apply for aid.

Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out these sites that offer FREE help to families:

MassEdCO (free assistance to complete FAFSA)MASSFA (Free assistance to complete the FAFSA)


Need help? Contact the Student Navigation Center!

Student Navigation Center


Submit your $150 enrollment deposit and $300 housing deposit (if you live on campus). We encourage you to submit your Fall 2023 enrollment deposit by May 1. Deposits are non-refundable.

All new first-year and transfer students must pay their enrollment deposit to register for orientation. View instructions on how to submit a deposit online.

If you require additional financial assistance and need to defer your enrollment deposit, please send a completed deposit deferral form to

Submit your deposit

All new first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At your orientation, you will register for classes and become familiar with campus programs and services.

Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to access orientation registration via Navigate after submitting your enrollment deposit. Please visit the orientation website for the most up-to-date information regarding your orientation experience.

*If you missed your orientation, you must attend a virtual Academic Advising Registration Assistance Session to register for classes. Please note that you may have to wait to be seen.

Classes are first come, first served. We cannot guarantee students registering after New Student Orientation all their required courses or a full-time schedule. Please note that students must be registered in at least 6 credits to be eligible for financial aid. Students must be registered in at least 12 credits for full-time financial aid awards. 

Need help? Contact Academic Advising!

Academic Advising


All first year students (and transfer students with fewer than 15 credits) will take a first year seminar as part of their academic course load. This three-credit required seminar offers students an opportunity to study an interesting and engaging topic with one of Salem State's outstanding faculty members.

We highly recommend you attend a first year seminar information session prior to making your seminar selection. 

After you have registered for an orientation session, you will be directed to the first year seminar selection process in your Navigator account. Students should choose a first year seminar as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact First Year Experience!

First Year Experience


Salem State offers many ways for students and families to pay for their education. Most people begin by applying for financial aid and confirming their award letter. If financial aid does not cover the entire cost of attending, the university has other options to help students pay their bill.

For information on estimating your bill, use the Estimate Your Undergraduate Tuition Worksheet.

How to pay my bill


Need help? Contact the Student Navigation Center!

Student Navigation Center


Students celebrating at Accepted Students Day

Celebrate Your Acceptance!

Join the Class of 2027 Facebook group and Instagram to meet your classmates and ask questions!

Connect with Salem State on TikTokInstagramFacebook, and Twitter. #SalemState is the official university hashtag!

Transfer students, join the Transfer Connections Facebook group.


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    Access your SSU email after you pay your deposit.

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