Financial Information


United States government regulations require Salisbury University to verify the availability of adequate funding for all individuals who plan to apply for an F-1 student visa. This funding must cover tuition and living expenses for the duration of studies. When it is determined that a student is academically eligible for admission and financially capable of supporting his/her education, Salisbury University issues to the student an I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status). The student may use this form, along with other required documentation, to apply for an F-1 student visa at a United States Embassy or Consulate.

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Please remember that these costs are based on fall and spring semesters only; additional expenditure may be incurred during summer and winter. For University tuition and fees information, please go to:

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Academic Scholarships at Salisbury University

Each fall nearly three quarters of a million dollars in academic scholarships are awarded through Salisbury University.

The admissions application automatically qualifies undergraduate students for consideration for most academic scholarships. Students desiring academic scholarships should submit completed applications for admission, including high school transcripts and standardized test scores, by January 15 for the following fall. Scholarships are not awarded for students who apply for the spring semester.

Scholarship candidates will be notified should additional information be necessary for further consideration. (As an example, prospective Fulton and Henson scholars will be asked to submit additional information directly to the respective scholarship committees.) Formal notification of scholarship typically occurs by mid-March. Subsequent awards may occur after March 15th when any additional funds become available.


Salisbury University scholarships are awarded to the most meritorious of applicants. Meritorious standards are defined by the combination of both, highly competitive scores on the SAT or ACT as well as exceptional grades in challenging course work. Additionally, students may be eligible for a variety of scholarships based upon leadership, particular majors, and financial need along with their academic records.

There are many Salisbury University institutional and foundation scholarship opportunities which are often renewable for four years.

Examples of scholarships and financial aid programs through Salisbury University are included below. More details about these and other scholarships for Salisbury University students is provided on the University's website at the Types of Aid page.

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Graduate Assistantships

Salisbury University offers a number of Graduate Assistantships on a competitive basis.

Graduate assistants are eligible to receive a salary and tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per year (fall, winter, spring, and summer I and II). To be eligible for the tuition waiver students must enroll for a minimum of six credits in both the fall and spring terms. Tuition is waived only for courses applicable toward master's degree requirements. The waiver of tuition does not include waiver of fees.

Assistantships are generally awarded for one semester, beginning in the fall, and may be continued in the spring semester, based on the recommendation of the dean, department chair or graduate program director. To see which assistantships are currently being advertised, please visit the Graduate Studies & Research website.

On Campus Employment

International students may work on campus provided they are maintaining F-1 status, do not work more than a total of 20 hours per week while school is in session and do not displace a U. S. resident. International students may be employed full time during holidays and vacation periods, including summer vacations, provided they are eligible and intend to register for the next school term. The 20-hour-per-week limit on employment while school is in session applies to all types of on-campus employment, including graduate assistantship. A 20-hour per-week graduate assistantship, for example, would exhaust eligibility for academic year on-campus work. To view current on campus job opportunities, please visit: On Campus Jobs


Certain organizations allow international students to apply for loans. These are private entities, not associated with Salisbury University.