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Financial Aid

The School of Social Work serves 264 MSW students; 25 of those students study at our satellite campus in Imperial Valley. The School is committed to finding opportunities for our students to obtain scholarships and stipends to ease the financial burden of higher education.

Currently tuition and fees are approximately $7,800 per year for full-time MSW students. During the academic year of 2011-2012, the School of Social Work was able to offer 44% of MSW students scholarships or stipends that ranged from $500 to $18,500.

The MSW Integrated Behavioral Health Stipend Program (formerly the Mental Health Training Program), designed for those students going into the area of mental health,  awarded fifteen $18,500 stipends, to participants in the state funded program and an additional four stipends of $8,000 to Advanced Standing students who participate in the San Diego County funded program. Both stipend programs require a period of employment pay back in County or County contract mental health agencies.

Other opportunities include the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.   Community Organizing students also have the opportunity to apply for $5,000  stipends, and the School offers various individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.