Tuition and Financial Support
The 2018-2019 tuition rates for MSW students in the Blended, Traditional and Intensive Weekend programs are listed below,
NJ Residents: Part Time: $739 per credit + fees Full Time (12 credits or more): $8,868 + fees per semester
Non-Residents: Part Time: $1,256 per credit + fees Full Time (12 credits or more): $15,072 + fees per semester
All 100% Online MSW students: $900 per credit + a $300 online fee per course. Approximate charges per semester range from $5,100 to $8,100 depending on the number of credits taken.
*Online courses taken as part of the Blended and Traditional programs require an additional $100 fee per course.
Prospective students may use the Rutgers Cost of Attendance Estimator to view approximate charges per semester for the MSW.
For more information about the benefits and overall cost associated with earning your MSW degree, please review our Investing In Your MSW Degree brochure.
All applicants are encouraged to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online no later than March 1 to ensure full consideration for all available funds. Spring applicants are encouraged to submit the FAFSA no later than October 1. Rutgers Federal Student Code is 002629.
Information about completing the FAFSA and other important details about funding your graduate degree can be found on the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid website or you may contact that office by phone at 848-932-7057.
Scholarships and Fellowships
The School of Social Work offers need-based scholarships and research assistantships to enrolled students using a competitive application process. All admitted students will be notified by email of the need-based scholarship and research assistantship application process and time frame. Research assistantships are hourly positions which average 6 hours a week at approximately $15/hr. Graduate Assistantships are available in a variety of areas at the School including research, Student Affairs, program support, and Admissions.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to the School. All prospective students are considered with submission of a complete MSW application. Scholarship recipients demonstrate a competitive academic background, commitment to human service and leadership and the ability to significantly contribute to the School and the social work profession.
For further information, contact us at Admissions@ssw.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7520 Ext 2.