Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Tuition & Financial Aid


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 


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 TermPriority DeadlineScholarship Notice
Summer March 1 Recipients are notified end of March/early April
Fall March 1 Recipients are notified end of March/early April
Spring October 1 Recipients are notified early 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 students loans through FAFSA.  For more information on the FAFSA and student loan process, please see the university's Financial Aid Office website