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Enrollment and Housing Deposits Due June 1

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! 

Set Your Password

 Password Rules 

  • Passwords are case-sensitive,

  • must be between 14 and 64 characters long,

  • must contain at least one character from three of the following categories:

  • (A-Z) an uppercase letter,

  • (a-z) a lowercase letter,

  • (0-9) a number,

  • (! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - _ = + \ | ] } [ { ; : / ? . > <) a special character

  • must not contain three or more consecutive characters present in your full name (for example, if your name is John Smith, your password can't contain joh, ohn, smi, mit, or ith).

Once you have set your password, please visit and click the Sign In button at the top right corner of the homepage. Enter your username and your newly created password.Log into Navigator

  • When you complete the step above and sign in to, you should see a black menu bar across the top of your screen with links to all campus systems.
  • Select Navigator and enter your student ID number (ex. S0123456, do not put The password is the same one you created with the directions above.
    • Note: If you don't see the black menu bar at the top of your screen, after signing in to, you can go to and select Sign In.

Need help? Contact the IT Help Desk!

IT Help Desk

We encourage all admitted students to submit a FAFSA. If you are a resident of MA, you may qualify for state grant funds (free money) but won't be considered unless you submit a FAFSA by July 1.

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

Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out these sites that offer FREE help to families:

MassEdCO (free assistance to complete FAFSA)MASSFA (Free assistance to complete the FAFSA)

Need help? Contact the Student Navigation Center!

Student Navigation Center

Submit your $150 enrollment deposit and $300 housing deposit (if you plan to live on campus). We encourage you to submit your enrollment deposit by June. 1. Deposits are non-refundable.

All first-year and transfer students must pay their enrollment deposit in order 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

Submit your deposit

All first-year and transfer students are required to attend a New Student Orientation. At your orientation, you will register for classes and become familiar with campus programs and services.

Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to access orientation registration via Navigator after submitting your enrollment deposit. Please visit the orientation website for the most up-to-date information regarding your orientation experience.

What happens if I miss orientation?

If you missed your orientation, you must attend a virtual Academic Advising Registration Assistance Session to register for classes. Please note that you may have to wait to be seen.

Classes are first come, first served. We cannot guarantee that students registering for courses after New Student Orientation dates can enroll in their required courses or a full-time schedule. Please note that students must be registered in at least six (6) credits to be eligible for financial aid. Students must be registered in at least 12 credits for full-time financial aid awards.

Need help? Contact Academic Advising!

Academic Advising

Incoming first-year (freshmen) receive emails to their personal and Salem State email accounts with information on signing up for First Year Seminars in advance of orientation. Seats in each course are limited, so students are encouraged to make their selection as soon as they receive the email.

Questions? Contact First Year Experience!

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 financial aid 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.

How to pay my bill

Need help? Contact the Student Navigation Center!

Student Navigation Center


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


    Visit your personal Salem State homepage.
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    Access your SSU email after you pay your deposit.

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