Financing Your Degree

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: The DSW program tuition rate for the 2016-17 academic year is $1109 per credit.  A total of 45 credits is required to complete the program. 

Technology fee: Graduate students who take six or more credits are assessed a $99 technology fee each term.

Application fee: There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that covers the evaluation of the student's application and credentials.

UST Financial Aid, Grants & Scholarships

All financial aid for the DSW program is administered through the University of St. Thomas. Graduate students may receive any of the loan funds administered by the university. In order to establish eligibility for financial aid, students must complete a standard financial aid application (FAFSA), which can be found on the graduate financial aid website. The University of St. Thomas school code is 002345.  Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis. Candidates must complete new application materials for each year of study. If you wish to be considered for summer financial aid (the first course of the program is a summer course), you will need to complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA application and the Graduate Financial Aid Office’s Summer 2015 Financial Aid Application for Graduate Students which will become available on their website at the beginning of April. In order to be considered for aid starting in the Fall of 2015, you will need to complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA application.

Additional resources offered through University of St. Thomas Graduate Financial Aid: 

  • Diversity Grants:  Graduate students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and who bring to the school distinctive personal characteristics or who have overcome significant obstacles or hardships should apply for a diversity grant.  
  • Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 9/11 GI Bill Recipients:  The University of St. Thomas is proud to continue a long tradition of supporting veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program

View other possible scholarship opportunities offered through the university.

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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)