Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online is the first step in the financial aid process for Western Colorado MSW students. Two-year students begin the Western Colorado program in the fall quarter and need to file a FAFSA only for the year they will begin their coursework. Students admitted with advanced standing begin their course of study in the summer quarter and therefore need to file two FAFSAs--one for the summer quarter in which they begin the program, and one for the academic year that starts in the fall.
The University of Denver's Office of Financial Aid awards and administers student loans for Western Colorado MSW students. These loans include:
- Federal Direct Loans: amounts up to $20,500 each year
- Graduate Plus Loans: amounts up to the cost of attendance
- Private Education Loans: amounts up to the cost of attendance
Read more about these loans on our Office of Financial Aid's graduate students loans page.
Title IV-E Child Welfare stipends
If you are a Western Colorado MSW student who intends to work in public child welfare in Colorado after you graduate, you may be eligible for a Title IV-E Child Welfare stipend of $8,000.
These stipends are awarded to concentration and advanced standing students. Stipend recipients agree to work in public child welfare in Colorado one year for each year they receive the stipend.
For more information, visit the MSW stipend information page on the Erna and Brad Butler Institute for Families website.
Cost of Attendance
|Tuition (45 credit hours)
All rates quoted here are subject to change.