Tuition & Financial Aid


The online Master of Social Work (MSW) 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 2022–2023 academic year is $1,630 per credit hour. There is an additional $20 activity fee per credit hour for online MSW students.

The tuition for 2023-2024 academic year will be $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 resources, 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 Online Social Work at CWRU scholarships.

Scholarships are offered upon admission into the program, and opportunities are evaluated on a cohort-by-cohort basis.

To learn more about these opportunities and find out if you may be eligible, reach out to our admissions team at 855.997.2972 or

Learn More about Student Loans

Applying for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal 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: 

StartTermFAFSA Year
January 2023
May 2023

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.