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Submit your $150 enrollment deposit and your $300 housing deposit (if you are living on campus) online. Fall 2021 enrollment and housing deposits are due May 1. Deposits are non-refundable.
All day and transfer students must pay their enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation. View instructions on how to submit an acceptance deposit online.
All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At your online orientation, you will fill out a class preference survey, become familiar with campus programs and services, and begin your adventure as a new student.
Fall 2021 orientation will begin in June. You don't need to complete the entire course at once! About 48 hours after you've paid your enrollment deposit, you should be able to register for orientation in Navigator.
- Create a Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov.
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.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.
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 University’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.
Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you can access your SSU email and your navigator account. Access your Salem State email through Outlook in Office 365. Login 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.
Salem State University 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.