Master of Social Work (MSW)
General Financial Aid Information
To be eligible for financial aid, applicants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, even before receiving information about acceptance. Once notified of admission, complete and submit the School of Social Welfare financial assistance form referred to in the admissions materials. FASFA materials can be obtained from all college or university financial aid offices or submitted online at http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov The School of Social Welfare uses the FAFSA need determination level in making awards.
MSW Specific Opportunities
The School of Social Welfare has several sources of financial assistance available to students who meet various criteria. Awards are made on an annual basis and are applied directly towards tuition and fees in most instances. MSW students interested in applying are required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as a School of Social Welfare application. All recipients are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and students must renew their applications each year they wish to be considered.
These awards are made possible through the generous support of friends and alumni of the School of Social Welfare and KU Endowment Association. We are grateful to all of our donors who have contributed to make these awards possible and to the KU Endowment Association for their faithful stewardship of these resources.
To be considered for funds, complete the application form. Applications must be received by April 15th. Awards are made on an annual basis.
Scholarship Information for KU Students: This Web site is a single resource for current and future KU students to find scholarships.
NHSC Loan Repayment: To be
eligible for up to $60,000 in an initial loan repayment award
Corps members are required to practice full-time for at least
two years or part-time for four years at an NHSC-approved site.
An award of $30,000 is available for two years of half-time
service. Approved sites are located across the country in Health
Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Scholarship Help: ScholarshipHelp.org provides general scholarship information and assistance.
Veteran's Administration Medical Center Stipends: Placement in a VA setting is arranged through the Field Education Office placement process. Limited number of stipends available based on financial need.
Student Research Assistantships: Positions are posted at www.jobs.ku.edu and handled by individual faculty members.