Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Tuition & Financial Aid


2023/2024 tuition for MSW courses in the School of Social Work is $1,045 per credit hour. As a 49-credit hour program, base tuition for the MSW program is approximately $51,205. The 23-credit hour MSW Advanced Standing/BSW-MSW 5th Year program base tuition is approximately $24,035. The base tuition rate does not 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 


A complete list of School of Social Work scholarships, external scholarships, and how to apply can be found here.

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 award notifications begin 4 weeks after our priority scholarship deadline and until funds are exhausted. 

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

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.