Tuition & Fees
All financial regulations, tuition and fees, residence hall and meal plan fees are current as of the date of the publication and are subject to change. Questions regarding these matters should be directed to the Bursar’s Office, or you can visit the Bursar’s Office website.
Application and Acceptance Fees
Application and Confirmation Fees
The non-refundable online application fee is $40. A non-refundable tuition deposit of $225.00 is to be paid when an undergraduate day division student notifies the University that its offer of admission is accepted. This deposit will be deducted from the tuition charges in the first semester if the student enrolls. A non-refundable residence hall deposit of $225.00 is to be paid by students who are accepted as resident students. This deposit will be deducted from the residence hall fee if the student establishes residence on campus.
Fall semester and spring semester charges are billed separately and semester bills are sent out prior to the start of each semester. Thereafter, bills are sent out on a monthly basis. An email will be sent to the student’s Salem State email account when the bill is available online, usually on the first of each month (billing schedule subject to change). Bills are available online through Navigator. The university does not mail out paper bills. Payment must be made by the due date, which is specified on the bills. The university also offers an interest-free monthly payment plan. For specific information about billing and payments, please visit the Bursar’s Office website.
Bills must be paid by the due date indicated on the bill or the student must be on the university’s monthly payment plan. Students with past due balances will not be furnished transcripts and may not be permitted to register. Failure to comply with the university’s payment due dates may result in late payment penalties and past due accounts will be subjected to the university’s collection policy and procedures. Returned checks will be charged a fee. Students whose checks are returned may also be prohibited from using personal checks as a form of payment.
The primary purpose of the College’s financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to students whose resources are insufficient to meet the cost of attendance. Student financial aid, consisting of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment, is intended to assist the family in meeting the difference between the College’s direct and indirect costs and the family’s resources.
In estimating the cost of attendance, the College includes direct expenses for tuition, fees, residence hall and board charges, Indirect expenses include books, transportation, personal expenses, and room and board for students living at home with their parents/relative or living off campus. Costs vary depending upon where the student lives: at home with parents/relative, off-campus, or in a residence hall. Each student is given a budget based upon residency status.
Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need as demonstrated by the analysis of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This standard procedure insures equity in the treatment of all applicants, and gives information on the amount of assistance the family is expected to contribute towards the aforementioned costs. The amount and type of aid received is contingent upon the student’s financial need relative to that of the total population, the availability of funds, and the various program regulations. For additional information, please refer to the brochure “Important Information About Financial Aid” which is listed on our website salemstate.edu/finaid.