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Financial Aid & Tuition

The staff of the Financial Aid Office at Salisbury University is eager to serve prospective and current students by providing guidance on meeting the cost of a college education. We administer a full range of financial aid programs including federal, state and University-based aid. For more information on scholarships and need-based aid, visit the website of the Office of Financial Aid.

A Great Value

The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine repeatedly name Salisbury University among the top 50 and 100, respectively, “Best Value” public colleges in the nation. SU is consistently one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Universities” in the North, the highest-placing public master’s level university in Maryland. In addition, the University ranks among The Princeton Review’s The Best Colleges and The Best Northeastern Colleges. Such accolades are a testament to the University’s excellent, yet affordable, education.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment offered to help a student meet educational expenses. Such aid is usually provided by or through federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations, and colleges and universities.

Grants and scholarships are regarded as “gift” assistance and do not need to be repaid, although they may carry certain provisions that must be followed.

Loans are usually offered at low interest rates and can be repaid over an extended period after the student leaves the institution. Aid also is offered in the form of jobs, where the student is paid an hourly rate for work performed.

The amounts and types of financial aid that students receive are determined through federal, state and local guidelines, and are offered to students in combinations or “packages” which are designed to fit the applicants’ financial need.


Cost of Attendance

Academic Scholarships

Salisbury University is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of its most outstanding students with academic scholarships. Each year, the University awards more than one million dollars in scholarships to freshman recipients who demonstrate outstanding potential for college success through their high school performance and results on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or ACT.

Many of the scholarships are from the Salisbury University Foundation’s endowments for the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, and the Alan and Patti Guerrieri Scholarship Fund.

The freshman application for undergraduate admission serves as the application for academic scholarships. Following their admission, scholarship recipients are notified of academic awards. Some scholars will be selected for prestigious named scholarships based on their academic credentials, intended majors and geographic regions. While those scholars’ total awards reflect their earlier notifications, they join a select group of scholars recognized by our faculty for their academic achievement and potential. The details of actual funding sources for freshman scholarship awards will be provided at the conclusion of the scholarship and financial aid process in late spring.