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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Stipends & Work-Related Financial Aid


The Child Welfare Stipend Program

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.

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In partnership with the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program and the Butler Institute for Families, the [email protected] stipend awards an average of 30 students a $10,000 stipend and specialized training for participation in the program. Students who receive the stipend must commit to one year of service in behavioral integrated health in rural and medically underserved communities, preferably in Colorado or the Four Corners region.

  • Program Eligibility: students in the Denver Campus, Four Corners and Western Colorado MSW programs
  • Student Eligibility: admitted advanced standing students and two-year students in their concentration year (year 2 of the program)
  • Application Deadline: end of April each year

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.