Tuition & Financial Aid


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 2023-2024 academic year is $1,139 per credit hour. The MSW program is 60 credits, making the total degree cost $68,340 based on the expected tuition rate for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Advanced Standing program is 36 credits, making the total degree cost $41,004 based on the expected tuition rate for the 2023-2024 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.

Degree Financing Options

There are several financial resources available to students, including 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:

  • 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.  Learn more about Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans on the Federal Student Aid website.
  • 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.

Outside Agency Remitted Tuition Benefit (RTB) cannot be used for online programs.

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).

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