Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition for MSW courses taken in the School of Social Work for the 2020-2021 is $1,007 per credit hour.

As a 60 credit hour program, based tuition for the MSW program is $60,420. This tuition rate however, does not include mandatory university fees.

More information about university fees can be found on the University’s Bursar Webpage.

Financial Aid

Many of our MSW students subsidize their graduate education through student loans, scholarships, and part-time work as graduate assistants or interns.

More Information

To apply for student loans provided by the federal government, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA and add Loyola’s School Code: 001710. The FAFSA application can be found on the Federal Student Aid’s Webpage.

If you are unfamiliar with the FAFSA or how to complete this application, please take some time to review the FAFSA Overview Webpage for more information.

Important things to note when applying for federal aid:

  • The FAFSA application is year specific, so you must submit an application each academic year you are in the MSW program
  • If you are beginning your MSW studies during a spring or summer term, you must submit a FAFSA application for the current and upcoming academic year
  • Graduate students are only eligible for student loans and federal work study through FAFSA

Upon submitting your FAFSA application, students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) with specific eligibility questions via e-mail gradfinaid@luc.edu or call 773-508-2984. When doing so, be sure to identify yourself as a graduate student of the School of Social Work.

For more Loyola specific information on the FAFSA and application process, please see the university's Financial Aid Office Webpage and the Financial Aid Process Step-By-Step Guide.

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  
Fall March 1st Recipients are notified end of March through April
Spring October 1st Recipients are notified early November
Summer March 1st Recipients are notified end of March through April

A complete list of School of Social Work scholarships as well as a number of external scholarship opportunities can be found on our Scholarship Opportunities Webpage.

Each academic year, the School of Social Work offers a number of Graduate Assistant opportunities. These are part-time, hourly-paid positions in which students work with a faculty or staff member on various projects that support the academic, research, and program needs of the school.

All students will be notified once the applications are open for these positions.