MSW Cost and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees per Semester
Tuition and fees for the MSW program vary by program option. They are calculated based on ranges (registered semester hours).
The ranges for each program option are as follows:
Full-time and Advanced Standing Options:
Range I (12 Hours or more) for each semester
PM/Extended Study Option:
Range II (6 to 11 hours) for each semester in the 1st and 2nd year
Range I (12 Hours or more) for each semester in the 3rd year.
The total cost of attending should be calculated using the following:
- Tuition determined by range
- Tuition differentials: Social Work
- Applicable fees
- Applicable assessment
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards
Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Awards Information
Graduate education is an important investment. Students have the primary responsibility for that investment and should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees.
The college provides limited financial aid to help ensure the student body is academically talented and diverse. To the extent possible, the College helps students become aware of external support that will help them finance their graduate education.
Opportunities for financial aid generally fall into categories:
- Student loans and work study are administered by the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid.
- Awards, and Assistantships are administered by the JACSW Office of Admissions and Financial Aid via the Scholarship and Award Program (SnAP).
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
All eligible United States citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to submit an online FASFA application before the deadline date. (link to FASFA here)
International students are not eligible to submit the online FAFSA. They are required to submit the “Declaration and Certificate of Finances” form to UIC during the application process.
Scholarship and Awards (SnAP)
SnAP is the campus wide scholarship management system that is used for scholarships/awards for UIC and JACSW. New and continuing students use this portal to view and apply for scholarships.
New students will be given access and instructions from the JACSW Office of Admissions and Financial Aid via email after the confirmation of their attendance.
Continuing students will be given access and instructions via email from the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services once the portal is available to receive applications.
Scholarships/awards are dependent on available funding and awarded based on a variety of criteria (financial need, special situations/circumstances, cost of attending, student loan debt, donor’s specific criteria)
JACSW has a very limited number of teaching/graduate assistantships and are usually related to specific concentrations. If assistantships are available, you will be notified by email.
For Admitted Students
How to apply for Jane Addams College of Social Work Scholarship Opportunities:
SnAP is the campus wide scholarship management system that is used for scholarships for UIC and Jane Addams College of Social Work admitted students. Students use this portal to view and apply for scholarships. SnAP includes opportunities for students across all colleges and academic units.
Start, End and Review Dates for Opportunities:
- The Jane Addams College of Social Work financial aid opportunities start date is March 15, 2018 and the end date is June 01, 2018.
- The review date begins June 15, 2018 and the end date is July 31, 2018.
Instructions and Procedure:
- Login to SnAP: http://snap.uic.edu
- Click on “Students” for further information on the “General Application,” and “Finding
- Scholarships in SnAP.”
- Complete the General Application
Once you complete the General Application you will receive an automated message that includes the scholarships and other opportunities that you are eligible for.