Feb 22, 2024  
2013-14 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2013-14 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information

Graduate Financial Aid Information
Refund Policy 
Veterans’ Affairs  
Graduate Assistantships
Course Privileges for Students Over 60
Corporate Tuition Reimbursement



Massachusetts Residents


Most Programs

Tuition is $140 and fees are $207 per credit hour

Example: One 3 credit course = $1041


Non-Residents of Massachusetts


All Programs

Tuition is $230 and fees are $207 per credit hour

Example: One 3 credit course = $1,311




The same tuition and fees stated above apply to auditors enrolled in credit courses.


Additional Fees – As Applicable


Application Fee: $50 (with application for admission)

Clinical Nursing Fee: $20 per clinical hour (when indicated)

Field Service Fee: $20 - $35 per semester (depending on program, when indicated)

Graduate Education Practicum Fee: $90

Graduate Education Clinical Fee: $90

Laboratory Fee: $15, $20 or $25 (when indicated)

Matriculation Fees: $225 (new matriculated students, one-time); $50 (continuing students, one-time)

Please note that all of the above are subject to change.


Graduate Financial Aid Information

please visit salemstate.edu/graduatefinaid


Veterans’ Affairs

The mission of Veterans’ Affairs at Salem State is to assist student veterans, survivors/dependents, reservists, and members of the guard with both state and federal educational benefit programs.  Whether you are a new or continuing student, we are dedicated to providing you with resources and services to assist you in achieving your academic and educational goals.


Salem State University, Manager of  Veterans’ Affairs
Samuel Ohannesian
Enrollment Management, Admin 6
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Email: sohannesian@salemstate.edu
Fax: 978.542.3001

please visit salemstate.edu/veterans


Graduate Assistantships

Each academic year several Graduate Assistant positions are available for interested and qualified students. To be eligible to apply, a student must be fully accepted in a graduate program at Salem State University, carrying at least two graduate courses per semester or their credit equivalent. Additional academic requirements include: a minimum of a 3.0 average in the major field of study, a minimum preferred GMAT or GRE verbal score of 500 or a minimum preferred MAT Score above the 40th percentile, unless you hold a masters degree or higher, or a prefrerred GRE quantitative score of 500 if the applicant’s major field of study is mathematics or science.

There are two categories of assistantships: research assistants and program assistants. Research assistants assist individual faculty with their scholarly work throughout the academic year. Program assistants provide service to academic programs such as the Writing Center during the tenure of their assistantship.

Each full-time assistantship carries a monthly stipend and an award of tuition remission in all courses except directed study courses, courses by arrangement, and thesis courses. The stipend is for 10 hours a week rendered to the department to which the assistant has been assigned. The tuition remission is considered a financial resource in any Financial Aid award. For further information, contact the School of Graduate Studies at 978 542-6323.


Course Privileges for Students Over 60

The School of Graduate Studies has made the provision for students over 60 years of age to enroll in courses tuition-free if space is available. For special programs, institutes and seminars, it will be necessary to pay the program fee. It will be helpful for eligible students to present proof of age at registration for prompt processing.


Corporate Tuition Reimbursement

Many area employers will reimburse their employees in full or in part for courses considered job-related. Students are advised to check with their employer’s personnel office for detailed information.


Refund Policy

Please review our University Refund Policy for Graduate and Evening students.  salemstate.edu/4626.php