After extensive market analysis, financial modeling and numerous discussions with various stakeholders, the School of Social Work has set its tuition in order to offer the very best education our nationally ranked programs have to offer. At the same time, we have worked hard to create new avenues of direct financial support for more students. Please see Financial Aid and Scholarships for details.

Residency

An applicant's status as a resident or nonresident of Washington determines tuition rates for the BASW, MSW and PhD programs. You can obtain further information about residency policies and guidelines from the UW Residency Office

Tuition & Fees 

Tuition and fees are updated annually in summer/early fall (upon Board of Regents approval) for the following academic year; estimates are made based on the best information available at the time and some changes are outside of the control of the School. 

 

Annual Estimated Tuition & Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)

  Resident Non-Resident International
Tuition $10,356

$37,000

$37,000
UW Fees 1

$1,080

$1,080 $2,370
SSW Fees2      

    HSIP Fee

    Course Fees 

$102

$0 - $150

$102

$0 - $150

$102

$0 - $150

Estimated Tuition & Fees Year 1 3 $11,538 $38,182 $39,472
Total Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2 Years $23,191 $76,479 $79,059

The Academic Year begins in September and ends in June and does not include summer quarter; students take 10-18 credits per quarter during fall, winter, and spring.

1 Estimated annual fees including UW Student Technology fees, Services & Activities fees, U-PASS fee, Facility Renovation fee, and IMA bond fee for 2019-2020 are estimated at $1,080 annually per student and are subject to change based on Board of Regents approval. International Students are additionally charged a $45 International Student Fee per quarter and an additional $385/quarter for required health insurance (ISHIP).   

2  Students who enroll in SOC WF 415 pay a $50 course fee for each quarter enrolled in practicum (generally autumn, winter and spring for year 2). HSIP fee estimate includes a one-time $35 setup fee, annual fee varies (est. $67 for 2019).

3 Estimated living expenses are not included here but are developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid for your reference. 

Total Program Cost Estimates 2019-2020 

The School follows a cohort based rate for MSW tuition/course fees, which means that as long as students continue in the program as expected, their tuition would remain the same as when they entered throughout the duration of their program. This practice applies to both resident and non-resident students as well as per credit rates for fee-based students (MSW Extended Degree and Part-time Advanced Standing students). Rates for incoming students will be evaluated annually with key governance groups and announced publicly in late Spring, early Summer (upon Board of Regents approval) so incoming cohorts have advance notice.  Continuing students should reference their Canvas site for tuition/fee rates; these estimates only apply to students entering their program in 2019-2020.

  Resident Non-Resident International

Day Program
(Entering Autumn 2019)

$41,586 $69,402 $71,982

Full-Time Advanced Standing
(Entering Summer 2019)

$27,249 

$45,794

$47,334

Part-Time Advanced Standing
(Estimate based on entering Summer 2019)

$40,439 (fee-based, regardless of residency)

Extended Degree Program
(Entering Autumn 2019)

$63,416 (fee-based, regardless of residency)

MSW Day Program

Annual Estimated Tuition & Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)

Rates for incoming students will be evaluated annually with key governance groups and announced publicly in late Spring, early Summer (upon Board of Regents approval) so incoming cohorts have advance notice.  Continuing students should reference their Canvas site for tuition/fee rates; these estimates only apply to students entering their program in 2019-2020.

  Resident Non-Resident International
Tuition $19,371

$33,279

$33,279
UW Fees 1

$1,095

$1,095 $2,385
SSW Fees 2      

     SSW General Activity Fee

     HSIP Fee

     Course Fees

 

$75

$102

$150 - $185

$75

$102

$150 - $185

$75

$102

$150 - $185

Estimated Tuition & Fees Year 1 3 $20,828 $34,736 $36,026
Total Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2 Years $41,586 $69,402 $71,982

The Academic Year begins in September and ends in June and does not include summer quarter; students take 10-18 credits per quarter during fall, winter, and spring.

1   Estimated annual fees including UW Student Technology fees, Services & Activities fees, U-PASS fee, and IMA bond fee for 2019-2020 are estimated at $1,095 annually per student and are subject to change based on Board of Regent approval. International Students are additionally charged a $45 International Student Fee per quarter and pay $385 per quarter for required health insurance (ISHIP).     

2   Activity Fee covers such costs as associated with orientation, graduation, career workshops, and other student services activities. HSIP fee estimate includes a one-time $35 setup fee, annual fee varies (est. $67 for 2019). Course fees apply: SOC W 510 at $35 (year one) and SOC W 524/525 at $50 per quarter enrolled in practicum (all six quarters generally).

3  Estimated living expenses are not included here but are developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid for your reference. 

MSW Full-Time Advanced Standing Program

Annual Estimated Tuition & Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)

Rates for incoming students will be evaluated annually with key governance groups and announced publicly in late Spring, early Summer (upon Board of Regents approval) so incoming cohorts have advance notice.  Continuing students should reference their Canvas site for tuition/fee rates; these estimates only apply to students entering their program in 2019-2020.

  Resident Non-Resident International
Tuition  $25,827

$44,372

$44,372
UW Fees1

$1,095

$1,095 $2,635
SSW Fees 2      

    SSW General Activity Fee

     HSIP Fee

     Course Fees

$75

$102

$150 

$75

$102

$150 

$75

$102

$150 

Estimated Tuition & Fees Per Year 3 $27,249 $45,794 $47,334

The Academic Program begins in mid-July and ends in June; students take 13 credits in summer and 10-18 credits per quarter during fall, winter, and spring.

1   Estimated annual fees including UW Student Technology fees, Services & Activities fees, U-PASS fee, and IMA bond fee for 2019-2020 are estimated at $1,095 annually per student and are subject to change based on Board of Regent approval. International Students are additionally charged a $45 International Student  Fee per quarter and pay $385/quarter for required health insurance (ISHIP).     

2   Activity Fee covers such costs as associated with orientation, graduation, career workshops, and other student services activities. Course fees apply: SOC W 524/525 at $50 per quarter enrolled in practicum.

3  Estimated living expenses are not included here but are developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid for your reference. 

 

MSW Part-Time Advanced Standing Program

Annual Estimated Tuition & Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)

The 2019-2020 current course fee rate is $784 per credit. A total of 48 credits are required to graduate.

  Residents / Non-Residents 

Course Credit Fees (6 quarters) 1

$37,632

PCE Registration Fee 2

$330

UW Fees 3

$2,160
SSW Fees 4  

     HSIP Fee

     Course Fees

$102

$250

Total Estimated Fees for 6 Quarters $39,774

The academic program for Part-Time Advanced Standing students is 6 quarters, summers included.  The program begins in mid-July with an intensive full-time "summer bridge" and ends in December of year two. Students take 13 credits the first summer quarter and 6-9 Credits per quarter for the duration of the program.

1  The MSW Part-Time Advanced Standing Program is a fee-based program that is administered by the UW School of Social Work in partnership with UW Professional and Continuing Education. Net course fee annual estimates are based upon the credit distribution outlined in the Model Program of Study. Actual net fees may vary depending on student credit distribution.

2  Extended Degree Program students pay a non-refundable $55 registration transaction fee each quarter.

3   UW Fees charged for courses on a per-credit basis through Professional and Continuing Education. Information about additional mandatory fees is available on the web at http://f2.washington.edu/fm/sfs/tuition/components.

4  Additional Course fees apply SOC W 524/525 at $50 per quarter when placed at a practicum agency. 

MSW Extended Degree Program

Annual Estimated Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)

The 2019-2020 current fee rate is $784 per credit. A total of 75 credits are required to graduate; the model program of study estimates 24 credits in year 1, 28 credits in year 2, and 23 credits in the final year. Rates for incoming students will be evaluated annually with key governance groups and announced publicly in late Spring, early Summer (upon Board of Regents approval) so incoming cohorts have advance notice.  Continuing students should reference their Canvas site for tuition/fee rates; these estimates only apply to students entering their program in 2019-2020.

  Residents / Non-Residents 

Course Credit Fees 1

     MSW EDP 1st Year (24 credits)

 

$18,816

PCE Registration Fee 2

$220

UW Fees 3

$1,095
SSW Fees 4  

     HSIP Fee

     Course Fees

$102

$135 - $150

Estimated Fees Year 1

$20,368

Total Estimated  Fees for 3 Years (11 quarters) $63,416

The Academic Year for EDP students begins in September and ends in August. Students take 6-9 Credits per quarter during fall, winter, spring and summer; program typically takes 9 to 11 consecutive quarters.

1  The MSW EDP program is a fee-based program that is administered by the UW School of Social Work in partnership with UW Professional and Continuing Education. Net course fee annual estimates are based upon the credit distribution outlined in the EDP Model Program of Study. Actual net fees may vary depending on student credit distribution.

2  Extended Degree Program students pay a non-refundable $55 registration transaction fee each quarter.

3   UW Fees charged for courses on a per-credit basis through Professional and Continuing Education. Information about additional mandatory fees is available on the web at http://f2.washington.edu/fm/sfs/tuition/components.

4  Additional Course fees apply SOC W 510 at $35 per course and SOC W 524/525 at $50 per quarter when placed at a practicum agency. HSIP fee estimate includes a one-time $35 setup fee, annual fee varies (est. $67 for 2019). 

Annual Estimated Tuition & Fees (2019-2020 Academic Year)*

*Total Financial Award:  $44,414 for state residents and $57,153 for non-residents and international students, which includes a $2,566 per month stipend and 9 month term of paid medical insurance worth approximately $3,995.  Students are responsible for paying the UW Fees and SSW Fees.  The SSW PhD in Social Welfare Program guarantees four years of funding.

  Resident Non-Resident International
Tuition  $17,325

$30,064

$30,064
UW Fees 1

$1,080

$1,080 $1,080

SSW Fees 2

     SSW General Activity Fee

 

$75

 

$75

 

$75

Total Estimated Tuition & Fees (cost per year) 3 $18,480 $31,219 $31,219

 

The Academic Year begins in September and ends in June and does not include summer quarter.

 

1   Estimated annual fees including UW Student Technology fees, Services & Activities fees, U-PASS fee, and IMA bond fee for 2017-2018 are estimated at $1,080 annually per student and are subject to change based on Board of Regent approval. 

 

2   Activity Fee covers such costs as associated with orientation, graduation, career workshops, and other student services activities. 

 

3  Estimated living expenses are not included here but are developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid for your reference. International students pay additional $1,200 for required health insurance (ISHIP).