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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Financial Aid

Most students are admitted to our PhD program with a competitive funding package that typically provides three years of financial support.

  • Years 1 & 2: In the first two years, PhD students receive a graduate assistantship, which includes a living stipend, 100 percent tuition waiver and a health care subsidy. 
  • Year 3: Most students are eligible for a pre-doctoral fellowship, which continues the living stipend. (A tuition waiver is no longer necessary because all classes are completed during the first two years of the program.) 
  • Year 4: We support students in seeking adjunct teaching roles, research assistant roles on funded faculty projects and external fellowships. 

Learn more about the PhD program.