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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,089 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$910 tuition
$11,039 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$7,140 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$26,229 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,050 tuition
$11,039 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$7,140 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,788 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,850 avg)
41% get state aid ($1,497 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($1,788 avg)
69% get loans ($6,455 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.53% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.99% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,610 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,850 37%
Pell Grants $4,104 37%
Other Federal Grants $875 32%
Institution Grant Aid $1,788 54%
State Grant Aid $1,497 41%
Student Loans $6,455 69%
Federal Loans $5,498 68%
Other Loans $9,542 7%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: September 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Salem State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 542-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $270
Out of State $305


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Isabel from MA
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Bang for the buck depends on your major. As a theatre major, I'm involved in one of the best programs in the country for free due to my financial aid. I would recommend any theatre student seriously consider Salem State.

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  • Jennifer from Billerica, Ma
  • Oct-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Great school for an inexpensive degree! Tip: RENT TEXTBOOKS ONLINE! - not from bookstore (www.directtextbooks.com)

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