Applications for the UW School of Social Work Workforce Development Initiative grants are now closed for the 2024–2025 academic year. Please contact us at if you have any questions. 

This is a helpful checklist that summarizes the steps below for future applicants.

Application Steps 

Please note, current UW-Seattle students may skip Step A and start at Step B.

Step A (Applicable only for incoming students): Submit UW-Seattle School of Social Work MSW Application (Open now for the 2024–25 academic year).

  • By 1/16/2024, 11:59 p.m. PT for full-time Day Program and Advanced Standing Program applicants, and priority deadline for MSW Extended Degree Program applicants.
  • By 2/15/2024, 11:59 p.m. PT for part-time Extended Degree Program applicants.

Step B (Applicable for all applicants): Submit FAFSA or WASFA application.

  • This grant is based on unmet financial need. Regardless of status, you must submit the WASFA or FAFSA to be considered for WDI. 
  • International or DACA students should use the WASFA application.

Step C: Complete the WDI application via the WDI State Portal:

  • Applications open Dec. 15, 2023 for the 2024–2025 academic year.
  • Submit by March 1, 2024 for all applicants.

WDI State Portal Instructions

  1. Enter the application portal and create a profile.
  2. Begin your application and select “UW-Seattle” (If you are completing multiple school applications, you must individually apply for each WDI program).
  3. Complete all short-answer essays adhering to the suggested word counts. 
    After completing the WDI State Portal application, you may be contacted by a UW-Seattle School of Social Work program coordinator to clarify any questions regarding your application.

NOTE: If you do not complete and submit all the following steps by their respective deadlines, you will not be considered for the Workforce Development Initiative for the 2024–25 application round.