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MSW Program Financial Aid & Tuition

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:

International students may apply for departmental scholarships which are not need-based and are eligible to apply to the School's special programs. For additional financial aid information:

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.

2018-2019 Student Budgets

The University's Office of Financial Aid establishes standard student budgets as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. These budgets reflect typical "modest but adequate" expense patterns of University of Michigan students based on research conducted by the Office of Financial Aid. While the actual expenses of an individual student will vary based on his or her lifestyle, the estimated costs listed below should assist you in planning your own budget.

Note: The figures below represent estimated expenses for two (2) semesters of full-time enrollment (8 months).

Residency Tuition* Fees* Books/Supplies Room & Board Personal/Misc Total Budget
Michigan Resident $27,748 $330 $1,192 $15,570 $6,352 $51,192
Non-Michigan Resident $44,448 $330 $1,192 $15,570 $6,352 $67,892

* Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice by the Regents of the University. Tuition amounts for the academic year are generally set by the Regents of the University of Michigan in July of each year.

Students can borrow long-term, low interest federal loans through the University's Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Federal Direct Student Loans cannot exceed $20,500 per academic year, or cost of attendance, whichever is less. An academic year is defined as two terms of at least half-time enrollment.

Students may also be eligible for a Work-Study award ($3,000) for two (2) semesters. NOTE: Actual Work-study awards vary from year to year depending on available funds.

For more information, please visit the UM Office of Financial Aid Cost to Attend U-M webpage.

2018-2019 Single Term and Part-Time Tuition/Fee Rates

  Michigan Resident Non-Michigan Resident
Full Time (9+ credits) $13,874 $22,224
Part-Time First Hour $1,883 $2,811
Part-Time Additional Hours $1,499 $2,427
Fees $165 $165

For more information, please visit UM Registrar's Tuition and Registration Fees webpage.

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