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Tuition and Financial Support


The 2022-2023 tuition rates for MSW students in the Blended, Traditional and Intensive Weekend programs are listed below,

NJ Residents: Part Time: $760 per credit + fees, Full Time (12 credits or more): $9,120 + fees per semester

Non-Residents:  Part Time: $1,292 per credit + fees, Full Time (12 credits or more): $15,504 + fees per semester

All 100% Online MSW students: $950 per credit.  Approximate charges per semester range from $4,275 to $10,450 depending on the semester and number of credits taken.

Prospective students may use the Rutgers Cost of Attendance Estimator to view approximate charges per semester for the MSW.

Financial Aid

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.

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 or 848-932-7520 Ext 2.

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