Smith's Commitment to Financial Aid

We believe in making your M.S.W. affordable.

We have a deep commitment to access and affordability for all students qualified to join the Smith SSW community. We know that student success can be tied to financial security and we continue to be dedicated to developing scholarship endowments and expanding resources which can provide field awards and living stipends.

There are many obstacles to completing a graduate degree; finances shouldn’t be one of them.

More than 75 percent of students qualified for aid in 2019 and aid packages ranged from $6,000 to $26,000 making the average cost of tuition for twelve months $14,000. 

In addition to generous financial aid packages, beginning in 2020 Smith SSW will offer a living stipend of $300 per month during the field internship to any student who qualifies for aid. 

The Council for Social Work Education notes that fewer Smith SSW graduates carry loan debt at graduation than students from any other school of social work. Thanks to increasing resources for financial aid, the average debt at graduation has dropped by nearly $10,000 for Smith graduates!

We offer more than just financial aid.

Smith SSW also recognizes particular students who reflect the School’s values and commitments or present exceptional professional potential. A number of alumni sponsored endowments have allowed us to do just that! And thanks to their support, applicants may qualify for up to $37,000 in institutional aid per 12-month period.

Unless otherwise specified, no separate application is needed to be considered for these awards, you’ll be assessed for the awards during your application process.

Still have questions about scholarships and financial aid? Learn more about the cost of attendance or schedule a time to speak with a member of our team