Admissions and Aid

Fitchburg State is continuing to accept applications for all undergraduate programs for Fall 2024 at this time.
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Priority Deposit Date Extended

Due to the changes to the FAFSA, Fitchburg State University will be extending our priority deposit date from May 1, 2024 to June 1, 2024 for all admitted first-year students entering for Fall 2024. It is our hope that this gives our families more time to consider committing to attend. Students continue to have the option to pay their enrollment deposit at any point prior to June 1. Refer to the Cost and Financial Aid page for more information about the FAFSA changes. 

Admission to Fitchburg State is only the beginning. We know that applying to school can be a stressful experience and we're here to help you begin.  

Apply to an undergraduate program using the Fitchburg State Application

Apply to an undergraduate program using the Common Application

Note: You can apply to an undergraduate program for free using the Fitchburg State Application. There will be a $35 application fee if applying with the Common Application. Transfer students may only apply using the Fitchburg State Application.

Apply to a graduate program

Note: There is a $50 application fee to apply to a graduate program.

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Discover all that Fitchburg State University has to offer in our undergraduate viewbook

More than 40 academic programs, 85 student clubs, Division III athletics and a picturesque New England campus located only a 75 minute train ride from Boston. Scholarships available.

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Undergraduate First Year

Here's everything you'll need to get started as you begin your college career. 

Undergraduate Transfer

Your next steps to continue your college career.

Undergraduate Evening and Online

When you need your education to be flexible and on your terms.

Continuing Education

Earn a certificate, advance your profession, grow your talent stack. 

International Admissions

Explore how you can earn a degree in the United States.


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Paying for College

Financial Aid

We are committed to making your education affordable. We base your eligibility for our financial aid on the total cost of attendance, not just the direct costs, so that you'll have a more realistic budget and financial aid package. 

Cost to Attend

Review the cost to attend whether you're from in-state or out of state, and review both direct and indirect costs. 

Financing Your Education

Multiple forms of financial aid are available, including merit-based and need-based programs (PDF).


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