Tuition & Financial Aid


The online Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) is a CSWE-accredited, 60-credit program that provides the same challenging and interactive education as Case Western Reserve University's on-campus program.

Tuition for the 2019–2020 school year is $1,517 per credit hour. There is an additional $20 activity fee per credit hour for online MSSA students.

Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each year.

Financial Aid

There are many ways to fund your graduate social work education. When evaluating how to pay for your degree, you should consider a number of resources, including personal resources, external scholarships, employer tuition assistance and federal student aid programs.

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Applying for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal student aid, including student loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You must complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid. Please reference the chart below to determine which FAFSA to complete based on your desired start date: 

FAFSA Year by Start Date
Start Term FAFSA Year
January 2020 Spring 2019-2020
April 2020 Summer 2020-2021
August 2020 Fall 2020-2021
January 2021 Spring 2020-2021

The Case Western Reserve University FAFSA code is 003137.

For more information on the financial aid process, please visit the Financial Aid Checklist.

Have questions about our online MSSA program or the financial aid process? Request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.