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Fall 2020 Semester Update
Salem State is working very hard to look at all options regarding the fall semester, and are strongly committed to try our best to have safe face to face learning happening on campus. A working group has been formed to review all of the options, weighing the safety and health of our students, staff and faculty first.
There are many things outside the school's control and any final decision on fall will depend on the course of the pandemic and guidance from the state and federal government over the next few months. Please know that even in the best-case scenario, return to in-class instruction, we expect there will be a “new normal.” This past spring semester has proven what we can all accomplish together and we will need to continue to be a resilient community in the months ahead.
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Take the next steps to enroll.View our list of FAQs.
Submit your $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit and your $300 non-refundable housing deposit (if you are living on campus) online. The enrollment deposit and the housing deposit are both due June 1. All day and transfer students must pay their enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation.
All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At orientation, you will register for classes, meet new classmates, become familiar with campus, and begin your adventure as a new student.
Orientation is mandatory for all new students. An enrollment deposit is required to register. Please allow 48 hours after payment to register.
- 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.
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. Access your Salem State email through Outlook in Office 365. 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.
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.
Important: How to pay my bill