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Accepted Students

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Whether you live on campus or commute, there's a home for you here.

Take the next steps to enroll.

View our list of FAQs.
  • 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.

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

Contact the Student Navigation Center at 978.542.8000 or navcenter@salemstate.edu.

Fall 2019 accepted students and their families are invited to an Accepted Students Day on Sunday, March 31 or Saturday, April 6 to learn about the exciting opportunities at Salem State University.

At the event, you can attend the campus information fair, meet current students, learn more about your major, and take a campus tour.
Register now for an Accepted Students Day at navigator.salemstate.edu.

(An enrollment deposit is not required to attend Accepted Students Day.)

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.

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 by June 2.

If you have questions, contact the first year experience office at 978.542.2618 or email firstyearseminar@salemstate.edu.

Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, you can access your SSU email. Access your Salem State email through Outlook in Office 365. Log in here 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.

Contact the IT help desk for assistance at 978.542.2036 or it-helpdesk@salemstate.edu.


  • A student and staff member in the Student Navigation Center.


    Visit your personal Salem State homepage.
  • A Salem State student on his laptop.


    Access your SSU email after you pay your deposit.
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