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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Western Colorado Program Cost & Financial Aid

Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online is the first step in the financial aid process for Western Colorado MSW students. Although two-year students in the Western Colorado program begin their course of study in the fall quarter, advanced standing students will begin their course of study in the summer quarter. If you will be an advanced standing student, you will need to file two FAFSAs--one for the summer quarter in which you begin the program, and one for the academic year that starts in the fall.

Student loans

The University of Denver's Office of Financial Aid awards and administers student loans for Four Corners 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.

Colorado Health Professions Scholarship Program

If you are a Western Colorado MSW program student who intends to practice in a rural and/or underserved Colorado community in the field of behavioral health, you may be eligible for a Health Professional Scholarship of up to $15,000. Recipients agree to practice in a rural and/or underserved Colorado community for a minimum of two years after completion of their training.  For more information, please visit the Central Colorado Area Health Education Centers Program website.

Cost of Attendance

  Academic Year 
Tuition (45 credit hours)
$28,350
Fees $180

All rates quoted here are subject to change.