MSW - Cost & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

  • 2019-20 Tuition: $715/hr
  • One-Time Student Fee: $300
    • This includes Registration Fee, Graduation Fee, Malpractice Insurance per Semester, Parking, ID Cards, Matriculation, Student Association Fee
  • Health & Counseling Center Fee: $110/semester
  • TK20 Fee (good for 7 years): $110
  • Student Assoc. Fee: $35
  • Deposit Upon Acceptance: $200 (non-refundable)
  • Download the Financial Facts & Figures Summary

Your deposit is credited toward tuition upon matriculation. The deposit is due three weeks after receipt of acceptance. Failure to submit a deposit within that timeframe could jeopardize your acceptance.

Proof of medical insurance is required. Limited housing is available to students. Contact Jim Sheets for more information.

Financial Aid

  • Scholarships - Roberts Wesleyan College alumni are eligible for a 10% Legacy Scholarship upon acceptance into a graduate Social Work program. Need-Based Scholarships are also available. A $5,000 scholarship is now available to out-of-state students who apply and are accepted into our Advanced Standing MSW Program. See your admissions liaison for more information.
  • Federal Aid - Students must be admitted and registered for at least 6 semester hours in a program leading to a graduate degree.  Students may not owe a refund on any federal grant or be in default on any federal loan.  A financial aid transcript is required from each institution where the student has previously been enrolled whether or not financial assistance was received at that institution.
    • Direct Loans - To determine eligibility, complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.govor download the new FAFSA App (Google Play or Apple (iOS) Store) to complete it on your mobile device each year.  (Available January 1st for the following academic year).  The Federal school code for Roberts is 002805.
      • Direct Unsubsidized - Fixed rate loan with Annual maximum of $20,500.  Rate and fees determined annually.  For more information, go to
      • GRAD PLUS - Fixed rate credit qualifying loans which allow for additional funds to help pay for educational expenses, up to the Cost of Education, as established by Roberts Wesleyan College.  The PLUS request process, including credit check, can be completed at
  • Veterans - Roberts Wesleyan College participates in the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance and Yellow Ribbon Programs. For more information regarding educational programs for Veterans, please visit Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are also available for eligible veterans in New York State. Contact HESC for more information at 1-888-697-4372 or
  • Employee Reimbursement - Many companies and businesses offer tuition reimbursement for their employees enrolled in college educational programs. Prospective students should contact the personnel offices at their places of employment for information about tuition reimbursement. Anticipated benefits must be reported on the Payment Agreement form.

For additional information or questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 585-594-6150 or

Payment Options

All tuition and fees must be paid prior to the beginning of the term, except in cases where an extended payment plan has been arranged.

  • Financial Aid is applied at the beginning of each term.
  • Payments can be made online at with QuikPay.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your financial aid eligibility may be impacted by your age and independency status. If you are under the age of 25, you may be considered a dependent of your parents for Federal financial aid purposes. Dependent students are required to provide certain parental information on the FAFSA, including income, which will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility and may result in reduced levels of aid. New York State also has separate guidelines for independency.

For questions concerning federal financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid:

585-594-6150 or

For questions about your bill, contact the office of Student Accounts at 585-594-6419.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at