Graduate School of Social Work

Cost of Attendance

Below, you'll see estimated costs for students in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW).

Learn more about direct vs. indirect costs.

Cost of Attendance Overview

 

Estimate Your Bill:

The figures listed below are general estimates. If you'd like to get a more precise calculation of what you'll be billed each quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, use our estimated billing worksheet. (Note: To use this worksheet, you'll need a financial aid offer, which is sent once you have applied for aid and have been admitted to a graduate program.)

Download the 2020-2021 Estimated Billing Worksheet (Excel document)

2020-2021 Academic Year Costs

These costs reflect the 2020-2021 academic year (three quarters—fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring 2021), and should be used for general planning purposes. Your individual costs may vary depending on your program, the term and year you started your program, and the number of classes you take each quarter.

2020-2021 Costs:
Start Date Summer
2020 or Later

Denver Campus MSW & PhD Programs

2020-2021 Denver Campus MSW Program Costs

Start Term: Summer 2020 or Later

Tuition is $1,222 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $51,273 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 13 credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (13 credits) $15,886 $15,886 $15,886 $47,658
Fees $105 $105 $105 $315
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $17,641 $15,991 $17,641 $51,273

*If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan.

Western Colorado & Four Corners MSW Programs

2020-2021 Western Colorado & Four Corners MSW Program Costs

Start Term: Summer 2020 or Later

Tuition is $748 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $27,072 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 12 credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (12 credits) $8,976 $8,976 $8,976 $26,928
Fees $48 $48 $48 $144
Total Cost $9,024 $9,024 $9,024 $27,072

MSW@Denver Online Program

2020-2021 MSW@Denver Online Program Costs

Start Term: Summer 2020 or Later

Tuition is $1,086 per credit hour. The estimated cost each quarter is $11,990 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 11 credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Per Quarter
Tuition (11 credits) $11,946
Fees $44
Total Cost $11,990

PhD Program

2020-2021 PhD Program Costs

Start Term: Summer 2020 or Later

Tuition is $1,461 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $56,199 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 12 credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (12 credits) $17,532 $17,532 $17,532 $52,596
Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $19,283 $17,633 $19,283 $56,199

*If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan.

Indirect Costs

Indirect Costs

These estimated costs are not billed by the University, and are determined by the Colorado Department of Education and Financial Aid. Your actual expenses and the costs that appear on your financial aid offer may be different.

Learn more about indirect costs.

Category Cost
Books $1,000
Housing & Meals
   Based on living off campus.
$15,984
Transportation
   e.g., gas, parking
$1,506
Personal Expenses
   e.g., cell phone, clothes
$1,440
Loan Fees* $200
Total $20,130

*A 1.059% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrowed these loans last year. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any).

2020-2021 Costs:
Start Date Spring
2020 or Earlier

Denver Campus MSW & PhD Programs

2020-2021 Denver Campus MSW & PhD Program Costs

Start Term: Prior to Summer 2020

Tuition is $1,461 per credit hour. Students enrolled in 12-18 credits are charged a flat rate of $17,532. The estimated one-year cost is $56,199 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 12-18 credits each quarter.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (12-18 credits) $17,532 $17,532 $17,532 $52,596
Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
Health Insurance* $1,650 --- $1,650 $3,300
Total Cost $19,283 $17,633 $19,283 $56,199

*If you participate in the DU Student Health Insurance Program, you will be charged only in the fall and spring quarters for 12-month coverage. You may waive participation in the program if you are covered by another plan.

Western Colorado & Four Corners MSW Programs

2020-2021 Western Colorado & Four Corners MSW Program Costs

Start Term: Prior to Summer 2020

Tuition is $804 per credit hour. The estimated one-year cost is $36,360 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 15 credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021 Total
Tuition (15 credits) $12,060 $12,060 $12,060 $36,180
Fees $60 $60 $60 $180
Total Cost $12,120 $12,120 $12,120 $36,360

MSW@Denver Online Program

2020-2021 MSW@Denver Online Program Costs

Start Term: Prior to Summer 2020

Tuition is $1,008 per credit hour. The estimated cost each quarter is $11,132 for the 2020-2021 academic year, and is based on taking 11 credits each quarter. Your actual course load may be different.

Category Per Quarter
Tuition (11 credits) $11,088
Fees $44
Total Cost $11,132

Indirect Costs

Indirect Costs

These estimated costs are not billed by the University, and are determined by the Colorado Department of Education and Financial Aid. Your actual expenses and the costs that are listed on your financial aid offer may be different.

Learn more about indirect costs.

Category Cost
Books $1,000
Housing & Meals
   Based on living off campus.
$15,984
Transportation
   e.g., gas, parking
$1,506
Personal Expenses
   e.g., cell phone, clothes
$1,440
Loan Fees* $200
Total $20,130

*A 1.059% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrowed these loans last year. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any).

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