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Take the next steps to enroll
Need assistance taking your next step to enroll at Salem State?
Attend our Zoom office hours for assistance with submitting your deposit(s) and logging into Navigator, our student portal. Find an upcoming virtual support session.
- Create a Federal Student Aid ID at studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account.
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. Salem State's school code is 002188.
- We will notify you via email once we receive your FAFSA and if you are missing any documents. You can also check your Navigator account for "to do" items.
- How to view/adjust my financial aid award
Watch this video from FAFSA about how to apply for aid.
Questions? Contact the Student Navigation Center at 978.542.8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigator is your personalized Salem State University homepage.
With Navigator, you can submit enrollment and housing deposits, register for orientation, see important 'To Do' list tasks, review financial aid, search for classes/view your class schedule (once registered) and so much more!
Logging Into Navigator Instructions
Need help? Contact the IT help desk for assistance
Submit your $150 enrollment deposit and your $300 housing deposit (if you are living 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 email@example.com.
Save the date! Accepted Students Day takes place on April 1, 2023 at Salem State's O'Keefe Center!
Attend Accepted Students Day to see firsthand what being a Viking is all about. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your support circle to experience Salem State.
All new first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At your orientation, you will register for classes, become familiar with campus programs and services, and begin your adventure as a new student.
Please note that it may take up to 48 hours after submitting your enrollment deposit to access orientation registration via Navigate. Please visit the orientation website for the most up-to-date information regarding your orientation experience.
*If you missed your Orientation, you will need to attend a virtual Academic Advising Registration Assistance Session in order 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 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. For full-time financial aid awards, students must be registered in at least 12 credits.
Contact Academic Advising
Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you can access your Salem State email. Log in and use the same username and password as your Navigator account.
Email is the official method of communication at Salem State, therefore you are expected to check your account regularly.
For more information about logging into our student systems, see the Student Access Guide.
Need help? Submit a ticket to the IT help desk
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.
If you have questions, contact the first year experience office:
Join the Class of 2027 Facebook group — celebrate your acceptance, meet your classmates, ask questions and get connected!
Transfer students, join the Transfer Connections Facebook group.
Connect with Salem State on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. #SalemState is the official university hashtag!
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.
NavigatorVisit your personal Salem State homepage.
Ask the VikingAccess forms, FAQs and resources relevant to you.
Access your SSU email after you pay your deposit.