Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

Currently tuition for MSW courses in the School of Social Work is $1,007 per credit hour. As a 60 credit hour program, based tuition for the MSW program is $60,420. This tuition rate does not however include mandatory university fees or increases in tuition that may incur at the start of each academic year. More information about university fees can be found here.

Financial Aid Opportunties 

Scholarships

Approximately 10-15% of admitted students are awarded a scholarship with the average award totaling $9,500. This total amount would be divided by two semesters for Summer and Fall admits and applied to one semester for Spring admits.

The MSW program automatically considers all admitted students for merit-based scholarships at the time of application, pending available funding. Scholarship notifications begin after our priority scholarship deadline.

Start Term Priority Scholarship Deadline
Summer March 1st
Fall March 1st
Spring October 1st

A complete list of School of Social Work scholarships as well as a number of external scholarship opportunities can be found here.


Graduate Assistant Positions

The School of Social Work offers graduate assistantship positions each academic year. Graduate assistantship positions are part-time paid positions for work done with a School of Social Work faculty or staff member. Tuition reimbursement is not included. Generally vacant positions are posted on RamblerLink in April for the upcoming academic year. All admitted students are notified via email when graduate assistantship positions are posted and open for applications. 

For graduate assistant positions that offer tuition reimbursement, please refer to the university's Division of Student Development website.


FAFSA and Student Loans

Please keep in mind that as a graduate student you are only eligible for students loans through FAFSA.  For more information on the FAFSA and student loan process, please see the university's Financial Aid Office website