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MSW Tuition and Fees: 2021-2022

The tuition rate for full-time MSW students for the 2021-2022 academic year is $22,295 per semester.  Every student who requests scholarship consideration receives an award; approximately $8 million in aid is awarded per year. 

In addition to tuition, all full-time students are assessed the following annual fees:

​Cost of Attendance


Advanced Standing MSW students will pay an additional course fee for the required four-credit summer bridge course; it will be charged a per-credit hour rate, totaling $5,944.

$ 44,590

Student Health Insurance

$ 1,942

Health & Wellness fee

$ 538

Student Activity fee

$ 100

Students are encouraged to contact Student Health Services for more information about health insurance coverage and the Health & Wellness fee. Students will also be able to find information about how to waive out of the graduate student health insurance enrollment.

When considering the overall costs of graduate education, students must take into consideration not only the cost of tuition and fees (see above), but also “cost of living” expenses such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities, food, transportation, books/supplies and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Note: Students enrolled in fewer than 9 hours will be charged per credit hour ($1,486/hour).

Scholarships and Funding

The Brown School offers generous scholarship support—approximately $8 million awarded last year—as well as need-based financial aid.

Brown School students typically cover their educational expenses through a combination of the following:

Peace Corps alumni are also eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

If you have questions about your financial aid options, please contact us.