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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

 

Denver Campus MSW & PhD Program Costs

We do not automatically assume students in Denver Campus MSW and PhD in Social Work programs will take courses in the summer quarter, so you won't see those costs listed below. Eligibility for financial aid for the summer is limited; if you need aid for the summer term, you must complete a separate application in the spring.

Estimated Costs for 2019-20:

Total COA per quarter is $25,444. Total COA for the entire 2019-20 academic year (excluding summer) is $74,756.

  • Direct Costs

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition is $1,426 per credit, but most students in GSSW are enrolled in 12-18 credits and charged a flat rate of $17,112 per term.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Tuition (12-18 credits) $17,112 $17,112 $17,112 $51,336
    Fees $101 $101 $101 $303
    Health Insurance* $1,575 --- $1,575 $3,150
    Budget Total $18,788 $17,213 $18,788 $54,789

    *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

    To determine these estimated expenses, we research the cost of living in the DU area and use recommended guidelines published by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your actual costs may be different.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Books $400 $400 $400 $1,200
    Housing & Meals $5,217 $5,217 $5,217 $15,651
    Transportation $502 $502 $502 $1,506
    Personal Expenses $468 $468 $468 $1,404
    Loan Fees** $69 $69 $68 $206
    Total $6,656 $6,656 $6,655 $19,967

    *A 1.066% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

Western Colorado MSW and Four Corners MSW Program Costs

We do not automatically assume students in the Western Colorado or Four Corners MSW programs will take courses in the summer quarter, so you won't see those costs listed below. Eligibility for financial aid for the summer is limited; if you need aid for the summer term, you must complete a separate application in the spring.

Estimated Costs for 2019-20:

Total COA per quarter is $18,820. Total COA for the entire 2019-20 academic year (excluding summer) is $54,884.

  • Direct Costs

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition is $784 per credit; most students in these programs take 15 credits per term.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Tuition (15 credits) $11,760 $11,760 $11,760 $35,280
    Fees $60 $60 $60 $180
    Health Insurance* $1,575 --- $1,575 $3,150
    Budget Total $13,395 $11,820 $13,395 $38,610

    *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

    To determine these estimated expenses, we research costs of living and use recommended guidelines published by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your actual costs may be different.

    Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total
    Books $400 $400 $400 $1,200
    Housing & Meals $3,933 $3,933 $3,933 $11,799
    Transportation $555 $555 $555 $1,665
    Personal Expenses $468 $468 $468 $1,404
    Loan Fees* $69 $69 $68 $206
    Total $5,425 $5,425 $5,424 $16,274

    *A 1.066% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.

[email protected] Online MSW Program Costs

  • Estimated Costs for 2019-2020

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition is $984 per credit; most students in the [email protected] program take 11 credits per term. The tables below represent your estimated costs per quarter.

    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (11 credits) $10,824
    Fees $44
    Budget Total $10,868


    Indirect Costs:

    To determine these estimated expenses, we research the cost of living in the DU area and use recommended guidelines published by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your actual costs may be different.

    Category Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,217
    Transportation $555
    Personal Expenses $468
    Loan Fees* $69
    Total $6,709

    *A 1.066% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter for the 2019-20 academic year is $17,577.
  • Estimated Costs for 2018-2019

    Direct Costs:

    These costs will appear on your University bill, and are based on the number of credits you take each quarter. For the 2018-19 academic year, tuition is $947 per credit; most students in the [email protected] program take 11 credits per term. The tables below represent your estimated costs per quarter.

    Category Per Quarter
    Tuition (11 credits) $10,417
    Fees $44
    Budget Total $10,461


    Indirect Costs:

    To determine these estimated expenses, we research the cost of living in the DU area and use recommended guidelines published by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your actual costs may be different.

    Category Per Quarter
    Books $400
    Housing & Meals $5,016
    Transportation $555
    Personal Expenses $453
    Loan Fees* $72
    Total $6,496

    *A 1.066% origination fee is taken out at disbursement of Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. The loan fees listed above are the average for graduate students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount borrowed.


    Total COA per quarter for the 2018-19 academic year is $16,957.

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