Profile: Salem State University

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On Campus:30%
  • Fall 09/06-12/12
  • Spring 01/16-05/03

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Profile

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education which prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.

With over 50 groups and clubs, 17 varsity teams, a strong intramural sports program, an award-winning theater program, and hundreds of student activities scheduled throughout the year, our campus is alive and infused with an energy! Salem State has five campuses, with five residence halls and with a new hall in construction. Recently, SSU opened a new state of the art Library and Learning Commons and the Fitness and Recreation Center. We are proud of our institution and welcome NSE students!

Campus Location - Salem State is located on Massachusetts' scenic North Shore and easily accessible by automobile, bus or commuter rail, the city of Salem annually draws visitors from every corner of the globe to enjoy one of Massachusetts' highest concentrations of historic sites, museums, cultural activities, and fine dining.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biotechnology, Human Biology

Business: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News

Computer Science: System Administration

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Geology

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Italian, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography, Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Performance, Technical Theater

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Closed Programs
Criminal Justice Fire Science Occupational Therapy Nursing

Art: some courses may be restricted Education: some courses may be restricted Social Work: some courses may be restricted Psychology: some courses may be restricted PSY courses restricted: PSY 203, PSY 204, PSY 540, PSY 541, PSY 542, PSY 543, PSY 544, PSY 545, PSY 546 and PSY 547

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/31/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $175 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $40 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $2,755 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $400 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Textbook Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: Online courses $50 per credit fee ID replacement $25 fee All NSE participants must provide proof of acceptable health insurance or opt into SSU health insurance Program Fee Art $250 Program Fee Biology $500 Program Fee Chemistry $500 Program Fee Communications $250 Program Fee Computer Science $500 Program Fee Dance $250 Program Fee Education $250 Program Fee Geography (Cartography) $500 Program Fee Geology $500 Program Fee Music $250 Program Fee Social Work $250 Program Fee Theatre (BA & BFA) $250 Program Fee Nursing $1000 Program Fee Social Work $250

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002188

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Notes About Housing
Housing is highly limited (35 spots) in total. Attention should be paid to housing deadlines.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Minimum requirements for resident students is the declining balance plan. Additional meal plans are optional.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.