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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Financial Aid & Cost of Attendance

GSSW awarded more than $5.6 million in student financial aid in 2016-2017.

More than 95 percent of GSSW students receive scholarships, grants or stipends.

Scholarships are available, and MSW applicants may be eligible for merit scholarships ranging from $11,000 to full tuition.

Two-year MSW students who maintain good academic standing will receive the same level of scholarships for their entire education. Students entering with advanced standing begin receiving their financial aid award during the summer they begin courses.

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 is the key to maximizing your financial aid! Filing the FAFSA online is required for consideration of need-based financial aid.

The FAFSA becomes available online on October 1 of each year. The institutional code for the University of Denver is 001371.

MSW students with advanced standing must complete two FAFSAs—one for the current year and one for the next year, since they begin their studies in summer quarter.

The application process for financial aid is simple; please see the University's Office of Financial Aid for detailed information and step-by-step instructions.