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MSW Scholarships

APPLY TO ONE OF OUR GRADUATE SOCIAL WORK SCHOLARSHIPS! We offer two new scholarships that reflect Roberts Wesleyan University's commitment to the social work field. They will serve eligible students who provide evidence of strong academic potential and have professional career goals that are in alignment with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) core social work values and RWU’s mission to transform society. Each scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000 distributed equally over the terms a student is enrolled in the program.

MSW Racial/Ethnic Diversity Scholarship: this scholarship reflects Roberts' MSW program's commitment to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of social work.

MSW BT Roberts Service Scholarship: This scholarship reflects the RWU Master of Social Work Program’s commitment to advance the work and vision of our founder BT Roberts, and the University’s mission to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service oriented people who will help transform society.

Tuition & Fees

Standard MSW Program

The 2024-2025 cost per credit hour for this program is $782 per credit.

With 60 credit hours in the program, that's a total of $46,920 to complete the program!

Advanced Standing 

The 2024-2025 cost per credit hour for this program is $782 per credit.

With 38 credit hours in the program, that's a total of $29,716 to complete the program!

Fees vary by program and cost is subject to change each academic year.

Note: Roberts Wesleyan University reserves the right to change the fees above at any time without prior notice.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available mainly in the form of Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS loans.

  • Direct Loans - To determine eligibility, complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.studentaid.gov. Available October 1st for the following academic year. The Federal school code for Roberts is 002805.
    • Direct Unsubsidized - Fixed rate loan with an annual maximum of $20,500. Rate and fees are determined annually. For more information, go to www.studentaid.gov.
    • 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 University. The PLUS request process, including a credit check, can be completed at www.studentaid.gov.

Additional financial assistance may include:

  • Roberts Alumni Discount (10%)
  • Corporate Partnership Discount (25%)
  • Employer Tuition Assistance

Reach out to Student Financial Services office for all information regarding financial aid and billing at 585-594-6150 or studentfinancial@roberts.edu

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 www.roberts.edu/payment with QuikPay.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your financial aid eligibility may be impacted by your age and independence 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 independence.

For questions concerning federal financial aid or your bill, contact the Office of Student Financial Services: 585-594-6150 or studentfinancial@roberts.edu

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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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