Cost of college went up for all students at Salem State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2018-19 at Salem State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Massachusetts residents paid $10,642 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $364 more than the $10,278 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 60.5 percent more than residents this year, or $17,082. Their price tag grew 2.3 percent from $16,706 in 2017-18.

About 93 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Massachusetts residents. About 5 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 736 students received grants or scholarships totaling $5.2 million and 830 students took out student loans totaling more than $6.9 million.

Including all undergraduates (8,338), 3,991 students used grants or scholarships totaling $24.7 million, and 4,518 students took out $32.1 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~7,754
$9,246
$9,736
$10,278
$10,642
15.1%
Out-of-state
~417
$15,508
$16,148
$16,706
$17,082
10.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Salem State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
456
42%
$2,263,820
$4,965
State / local grant or scholarship
550
51%
$1,422,899
$2,587
Institutional grants or scholarships
623
58%
$1,536,068
$2,466
Grant or scholarship aid total
736
68%
$5,222,787
$7,096
Federal student loans
814
75%
$4,373,987
$5,373
Other student loans
205
19%
$2,561,305
$12,494
Student loan aid
830
77%
$6,935,292
$8,356
Total student aid
978
90%
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