Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work



2021/2022 tuition for MSW courses in the School of Social Work is $1,025 per credit hour. As a 49-credit hour program, based tuition for the MSW program is approximately $50.225. A 23-credit hour MSW Advanced Standing/BSW-MSW 5th Year program tuition is approximately $23,575. 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 on the Office of the Bursar’s Webpage.

Financial Aid Opportunities 


Once admitted into the program, you can apply for the School of Social Work’s performance-based scholarships which are focused on student financial needs. Scholarship notifications begin 4 weeks after our priority scholarship deadline until funds are exhausted. 

Start TermPriority DeadlineScholarship Notice
Summer March 1 Recipients are notified starting in early April
Fall March 1 Recipients are notified starting in early April
Spring October 1 Recipients are notified starting in early November

Online Bilingual MSW Scholarship Deadlines

Start TermPriority DeadlineScholarship Notice
Fall July 1 Recipients notified starting mid-July
Spring November 1 Recipients notified starting mid-November

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 assistant positions each academic year. Graduate assistant positions are part-time paid positions for work done with a School of Social Work faculty or staff member. Tuition reimbursement is not included. Vacant positions are typically announced in early April. All admitted students are notified via email when graduate assistant positions are open for applications. 

FAFSA and Student Loans

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