Tuition & Financial Aid


The online Master of Social Work (MSW) at Case Western Reserve University is a Council on Social Work Education-accredited, 60-credit program that provides the same innovative and flexible curriculum as the university’s on-campus program.

There is an additional $20 activity fee per credit hour for online MSW students.

The tuition for 2023-2024 academic year is $1,650 per credit hour.

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 options, including personal resources, external scholarships, employer tuition assistance and federal student aid programs.


All incoming students in the online Master of Social Work program will be considered for program scholarships.

Scholarships are offered upon admission into the program. Additional funding opportunities are evaluated based on the pool of the overall incoming class.

Learn more about admission and financial support opportunities by contacting our helpful admissions team at 855.997.2972 or

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Applying for Federal Student Aid

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

You must then 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: 

StartTermFAFSA Year
January 2024
April 2024
August 2024
January 2025

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 MSW program or the financial aid process? Request information and an Admissions Counselor will contact you.