MSW Tuition and Fees for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Required Cost
Annual tuition (divided between fall and spring semesters)$48,010
Mandatory fees (Health & Wellness, Student Activity)​$766
Estimated Cost
Housing & Food (room, board, groceries)​$16,826
Books/supplies (reading materials, laptop, etc.)​$1,832
Transportation (gas, ride services, car repairs)$1,724
Professional costs (practicum, LMSW exam, CPH exam, etc.)$1,000​
Personal/misc.$4,492
University Health Insurance** (See details at Student Health Services.) Subject to change for the 2024-25 academic year, pending state approval.$2,500
Yellow Zone 3 Parking Permit, 2024-25.** See many easy alternative transportation options here.$874

*Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. Additionally, Advanced Standing MSW students will pay an additional course fee for the required Bridge to Brown course. The total four-credit course fee is $6,400.
**Not included in overall cost of attendance estimate.

Per credit hour students who are enrolled less than full-time (8 credit hours or less in the Fall or Spring semester) OR students who are enrolled in our Part-Time MSW program will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis per semester. If a full-time student enrolls in hours that exceed the semester enrollment cap (see below), the student will be charged additional tuition at the per credit hour rate for those additional hours. The 2024-2025 per credit hour tuition for MSW and MSP students is $1,600. The 2024-2025 per credit hour tuition for MPH students is $1,640. These per credit hour rates take effect in Fall, 2024.

Aside from tuition and fees, the amounts displayed are simply estimates to help you gauge your approximate cost of attendance (COA). We understand that everyone’s financial situation varies and you should avoid borrowing more than you can comfortably repay.

The maximum a student can borrow is $74,650. This amount includes tuition, fees, and estimated living expenses as shown above ($74,650 total COA – $48,010 tuition = $26,640 for cost of living and miscellaneous expenses).

For additional information about student loans: Federal Financial Aid

Please schedule a time with Brown School Office of Student Financial Services representative to discuss your individual borrowing needs.

Note: All Washington University students are required to carry health insurance. Full-time graduate students on the Danforth Campus are automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the basic student health insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. International students are not eligible to waive out of the insurance plan. For details about available plans or waiving options, visit Student Health Services.

FAFSA

To apply for loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It takes around ten days for the school to receive the FAFSA report. It is the student’s responsibility to complete all necessary documents and meet required deadlines.

The FAFSA code for Washington University in St. Louis is 002520.

Tuition Policies

Students considering withdrawing from the Brown School are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor to discuss all options and assess the possible consequences to their academic record. They should contact the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, as well as the Brown School Office of Financial Services. The timing of a withdrawal may have an impact on both academic credits and tuition charges. To withdraw, a formal procedure is required:

  1. Complete the Request to Withdraw form on the Brown School Hub. The effective date of withdrawal will determine the student’s grades and any tuition refund.
  2. Meet with the director of the Brown School Office of Financial Services, who will advise the student regarding tuition and financial aid implications.

Students who withdraw after the tenth week of the semester must be approved by either Student Health Services or the Habif Health and Wellness Center. Withdrawals, if approved, will be determined by the Brown School Office of Financial Services.

If you have any questions about financial aid, contact the Brown School Office of Student Financial Services.