M.S.W. Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Our 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 are dedicated to developing scholarship endowments and expanding resources which will provide internship awards and living stipends.

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

On average, about 80% of students qualify for aid, with aid packages ranging from $6,000 to $32,000. The cost of tuition after applying the average Smith aid award is about $10,000.

In addition to generous financial aid packages, Smith SSW will offer a monthly living stipend (totaling $2,600 annually) during the 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.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees are a component of a student’s total cost of attendance.

Cost of attendance, also referred to as a student budget, is an estimate of a student’s educational expenses for a period of enrollment. Components of the cost of attendance include direct expenses, such as tuition and student activity fee, and indirect expenses, such as student living expenses and books and supplies.