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Take the next steps to enroll
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!
- Create a Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov.
- 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.
Submit your $150 enrollment deposit and your $300 housing deposit (if you are living on campus). Fall 2022 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 a deposit online.
Need help making your deposit?
If you’re unsure of how to submit your deposits or need any assistance at all, please join us in our deposit support zoom room. One of our experts will walk you through the entire process!
The room is open for all students who need help with the process! Join us Monday-Friday from 2-6 pm for help!
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.
All first-year and transfer students are required to attend an orientation program. At your online orientation, you will 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 your Navigator account.
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.
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.