Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

Students enrolled in the School of Social Work at Falk College online MSW program are charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis. The current rate of tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $1,084 per credit hour1. The MSW program is 60 credits, making the total degree cost $65,040 based on the expected tuition rate for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Advanced Standing program is 36 credits, making the total degree cost $39,024 based on the expected tuition rate for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Tuition costs are reevaluated annually and are subject to adjustment in future academic years. Students are responsible for their own textbooks, software, and housing costs. Payment arrangements are required at the time of registration each term, and payment plans are available. You can learn more about tuition and/or financial aid below or by visiting the FAQ page.

1 Program tuition rates are pending approval by the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, with final approval expected in December 2020. Return to footnote reference

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Degree Financing Options

There are several financial resources available to students, including scholarships, veterans benefits (if applicable), federal student loan programs and private loans.

Students may be eligible to apply for the following to assist in paying for their tuition:

  • Scholarships: Students may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered through Syracuse University.
  • Veterans Benefits: Students can explore the use of VA education benefits to fund their graduate program. For more information, contact the VA or the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs on campus.
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loans per academic year, regardless of personal or spousal income.
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans: All graduate students are potentially eligible to apply for Graduate PLUS Loan funding each academic year. This credit-based loan can be used to cover tuition and fees and provide students with funding for living expenses up to the cost of attendance.
  • Private Loans: Students who require additional assistance may apply for education loans through private lenders.

Applying for Federal Student Aid

Students who intend to apply for federal student aid loans should begin the process as soon as possible.

To apply, complete the steps outlined in the Syracuse University Financial Aid Checklist. (PDF, 55kb)

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Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as they complete their program application.