May 26, 2024  
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 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



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Massachusetts Residents

Most Programs

Tuition:  $140 and fees are $243 (includes $6 capital improvement fee)  per credit hour

Example: One 3 credit course = $1,149


Non-Residents of Massachusetts

All Programs

Tuition is $230 and fees are $243 (includes $6 capital improvement fee)  per credit hour

Example: One 3 credit course = $1,419



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

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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, Ellison Campus Center
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone: 978.542.6085
Fax: 978.542.3001

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Graduate Assistantships

Each academic year several Graduate Assistant positions are available for interested and qualified students. To be eligible to apply:

  • Be unconditionally admitted into a master’s degree program at Salem State University (required)
  • Enrollment in at least six credits each semester (required)
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate or 3.5 graduate GPA (preferred)
  • If required for admissions, satisfactory scores on standardized tests, TOEFL or IELTS (preferred)
  • Students may not have more than one graduate assistantship position at a time.

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. 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.