MSW - Cost & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition: $715/hr
  • One-Time Student Fee: $300
    • This includes Registration Fee, Malpractice Insurance per Semester, Parking, ID Cards, Matriculation
  • Health & Counseling Center Fee: $110/semester
  • Tevera Fee: $195
  • Student Assoc. Fee: $70
  • 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 time frame could jeopardize your acceptance.

Proof of medical insurance is required.

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 an Annual maximum of $20,500.  Rate and fees determined annually.  For more information, go to www.studentloans.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 College.  The PLUS request process, including credit check, can be completed at www.studentloans.gov.
  • 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 www.GIBill.va.gov. 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 www.HESC.com.
  • 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.

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.

For questions concerning federal and state aid:

For questions concerning federal and state financial aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at studentfinancial@roberts.edu or call 585-594-6150.
NOTE: The Office of Student Financial Services recommends that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form each academic year (July 1–June 30). Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Federal School Code for Roberts Wesleyan College is 002805.

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 dependency 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 dependency.

Corporate Partners Discount (Save 25%)

We offer corporate partnerships to organizations of 250 employees or more who share similar values and have an appreciation for continuing education and training with their employees. See our current list of partners. If your employer is not on the list, help your organization become a partner by visiting www.roberts.edu/partners and completing the form.

Our corporate partners' program is a value-added opportunity offered alongside your organization's existing benefit programs and available to benefit-eligible employees, and their spouse and dependents, worldwide.

Program Benefits Include:

  • 25% tuition discounts for benefit-eligible employees, spouses, and dependents.*
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
  • Online and on our main campus, or at our extension center in Henrietta, NY, and other regional partner locations around Rochester, NY.

*Unless choosing to receive an alternative Roberts award.

Need Housing?

If you are in need of housing while studying at Roberts, please contact AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu for a list of housing options near campus or visit www.roberts.edu/GradHousing for on-campus housing for full-time, graduate students.

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School Counseling, M.S. - Our Masters in School Counseling program trains students to provide collaboration and leadership on behalf of children and families in public or private elementary, middle and high schools.
School Psychology, M.S. - Our Masters in School Psychology program prepares students to evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adolescents, in consultation with parents and teachers.
Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu