U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States applying for admission to the MSW degree program can apply to two basic sources within the University for financial assistance, as well as to private scholarships:
Financial aid is not awarded from the above sources until admission to the School has been granted. Completion of either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the renewal FAFSA is required for application to the above sources for need-based financial assistance. The FAFSA is available in October for the following academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA or renewal FAFSA as soon as possible. Failure to meet this deadline could limit loan and/or work-study eligibility. The School of Social Work also requires completion of the School of Social Work financial aid application. See Financial Aid Application Procedures for New MSW Students for complete instructions. Students who anticipate they will need financial assistance should apply to both sources above as well as seek out additional scholarship and loan information through outside resources, including resources listed on the School of Social Work web page and those found through local libraries, foundations, private organizations, and home state programs. Students will receive separate financial aid award eligibility notifications from the School of Social Work and the University's Office of Financial Aid.
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has developed GradSense, a unique online education platform that provides students with financial information about a range of topics including the value of pursuing an advanced degree, paying for your education, estimating cost of living, and preparing a budget for your time in graduate school. Through interactive visualization tools and engaging infographics, students are invited to better understand a variety of issues related to borrowing and spending, potential future earnings, and money management.
See Student Financial Services for information about your U-M account, eBill, installment payment plans, and FAQs related to payment and student accounts.