The School of Social Work understands the financial challenges you may face in completing your social work education. Federal, institutional and private resources are available to help you finance your studies through student loans and other forms of financial aid. We accept admission applications from prospective students regardless of citizenship status – our hope is that you’d find safe and welcoming spaces at the School of Social Work and the UW.

Eligibility for many of these funds is based on your demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), where you can find an online application form and deadlines for submission.  Similarly, we encourage applicants who identify as DACA eligible, HB 1079 eligible, DREAMers, or undocumented to contact us for help and advice on applicable funding resources (such as the WASFA form for incoming DREAMers who are Washington state residents applying for admission to UW undergraduate programs).

The UW Office of Financial Aid has additional information on scholarships, grants, loans and work-study options available to UW undergraduate and graduate students to help make paying for college as affordable as possible. 

We also provide information on social work scholarships to support your research in finding the best sources of support to complete your education.

Programs available in the School of Social Work

Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program

NW Leaders in Behavioral Health Program

NW Leaders in Screening, Intervention and Referral Program