BU School of Social Work offers a number of opportunities to finance your graduate social work education. Explore them here:

BU School of Social Work is pleased to offer a variety of ways to finance your Master of Social Work education, including scholarships and additional sources of assistance depending on the program option you are pursuing.  Kindly note that we are only able to offer SSW financial aid to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Available financial aid opportunities for Charles River Campus (Boston) students include:

  • Merit Based Scholarships (up to full tuition)
  • Named Scholarship Funds (students may apply once accepted into the program)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Credit-based loans

Available financial aid opportunities for Off-Campus Program students include:

  • Merit Based Scholarships (up to $5000)
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Available financial aid opportunities for Online Program students include:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Additional sources of assistance are available to all full-time and part-time students, including those in the Online Program. Part-time students may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement through employers, as well as veterans benefits program. 

Part-time students who are employed full-time are encouraged to talk to their employer about the many ways their organization could benefit from tuition reimbursement at Boston University:

  • Investing in your education can cost an employer much less than recruiting, hiring and training someone with an advanced degree from outside the organization.
  • Boston University School of Social Work graduates work in a variety of practice settings; including schools, health and mental health centers, and community-based and residential programs.

Feel free to contact our Financial Aid Department if you have any questions.  You may also utilize Boston University’s financial literacy tools for general information.