Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$18,792
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,226
$30k - $48k
$14,441
$48k - $75k
$18,113
$75k - $110k
$21,364
$110k+
$22,302
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,824
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,526
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,950
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@salisbury.edu

Aid & Grants

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Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,527
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,427
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,830
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,103
Students receiving federal aid
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,427
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$21,008,150
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,518,309

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,911
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,315
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,758
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$216

What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
Salisbury is relatively inexpensive as far as colleges go. Yet it still provides a strong education, nice dorms (they are currently in the process of renovatiing all the freshman dorms so provide private bathrooms, so they are only going to get nicer), and fantastic food (the dinning hall has a large variety and makes special meals for every holiday. it also has food events sometimes like lobster night and make your own pizza night).
Kimberly from Silver Spring, MD
Salisbury University is one of the cheapest in state schools for Maryland. In fact, to be honest it is not horribly expensive for out of state students either. And the cost is definitely worth it. I love the campus and enjoy that classes.
Jessica from Bel Air, MD
I feel like tuition and room and board are at a responsible price for what you get through the campus. They're currently updating the dorms on-campus and they are really lovely to be in.
Alexis from La Plata, MD
This is a very cheap school compared to anything out of state, and in state rates are relatively cheap. The money you pay provides many great resources, such as the library, which is a great resource.
Paige from Elkton, MD
In-state tuition is good, but out of state is still expensive for me. You get a lot living on campus or in affiliated apartments, so it's worth the money.
Elyse from NJ
Salisbury is expensive for out of state students, but manageable. They have a specific program for out of state nursing students, if you are accepted into SU's nursing program, and work in the state of Maryland for 4 years after graduation, Salisbury will lessen your tuition to the in-state rate. I know that college will affordable if I do get into the program, but finding the loans now with the current out of state rates is the hardest part.
Lauren from Egg Harbor City, NJ