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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Stipends & Work-Related Financial Aid

Title iv-E Child Welfare Stipends

Concentration and advanced standing students intending to work in public child welfare in Colorado may apply for Title IV-E Child Welfare stipends ranging from $14,000 to $17,000.

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 scholarships

If you intend 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.

On-campus jobs

If you are a full-time first-year or second-year student, and you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may be eligible for Federal College Work-Study. The average annual award is $5,000, requiring that you work approximately 10-15 hours per week.

The University's Office of Financial Aid can assist you in identifying additional on-campus employment opportunities.

Off-campus jobs

Some students choose to work off campus while attending GSSW. The faculty recommends that full-time students not work more than 20 hours per week, while part-time students are sometimes employed full-time.

In either case, you will need to keep your work hours flexible to successfully complete your program requirements.