Tuition and Financial Aid

MSW Direct is affordable!

The cost for attending the MSW Direct program varies depending on the length of time you are in school and on your residency status. Tuition and fees in the MSW Direct program are assessed on a per credit hour basis. The current tuition rate is $530.50 per credit hour for in-state students and $662.00 per credit hour for out-of-state students (visit our Office of the Registrar for details about residency classifications). Factoring in miscellaneous costs, tuition, and fees, the 60 credit hours required to complete the program will total approximately $40,130 for in-state students and approximately $48,320 for out-of-state students (see Estimated Total Costs below).

Advanced Standing students are required to take 45 credit hours. An administrative fee (currently $20 per credit) is assessed for the 15 credit hours that are waived for Advanced Standing students. In-state Advanced Standing students can expect to pay approximately $30,715 for the program. Out-of-state Advanced Standing students can expect to pay approximately $36,935 for the program.

You will need to budget for one trip to campus to attend the required orientation session during your first week of classes.  The Indianapolis International Airport is less than 30 minutes from IUPUI, and numerous hotels are located close to campus for those needing overnight accommodations. Convenient parking is also available on campus. Orientation is the only required campus visit, but students are also encouraged to attend graduation at the end of their program!

Additional MSW Direct Cost Information

Fees for the 2015-16 academic year include the University General Fee, the University Repair & Rehabilitation Fee, and Distance Education Course Fees. Students taking 6 or fewer credit hours will be charged $210.38 per semester for the General Fee. Student enrolled in 7 or more credit hours will be charged $361.10.

The Repair & Rehabilitation Fee is assessed at $13.55 per credit hour, up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. The Distance Education Course Fee is assessed at $30.00 per credit hour for all online or distance education courses.

The university and the IU School of Social Work reserve the right to change the amounts of tuition and fees at any time without notice, as necessitated by university and legislative action For up-to-date information about tuition and fees in effect at the time of registration, visit bursar.iupui.edu. New tuition rates are typically announced prior to the fall term and are subject to change.

Estimated Total Costs

Total costs for the MSW Direct program include tuition, fees, books and supplies, and transportation to campus for orientation. The total cost for attending the MSW Direct program varies depending on the length of time you are in school and on your residency status. If you enroll for 6 credit hours or less over a period of ten terms you will incur the following estimated costs:

In-State Student Estimated Costs for MSW Direct Program:
Tuition: $31,830 (60 credits at $530.50 per credit hour)
Fees: 4,800 (for 6 credit hours per term)
Books/Supplies 3,000
Travel: 500 (for required orientation)
Total: $40,130
Out-of-State Student Estimated Costs for MSW Direct Program:
Tuition: $39,720 (60 credits at $662.00 per credit hour)
Fees: 4,800 (for 6 credit hours per term)
Books/Supplies 3,000
Travel: 800 (for required orientation)
Total: $48,320

Please remember that these estimates are based on current rates that may increase in the future.

Financial Aid Information

There are a number of different options to help fund your graduate studies with the IU School of Social Work. These include Federal Student Loans, scholarships, and employer assistance. We encourage students to consider all resources to help make their education as affordable as possible. An important step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. When completing the FAFSA, enter federal school code 001813 (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) when prompted. The FAFSA may be completed at any time during the year. However, students should submit the application prior to the start of their first term and by March 10 of each year for maximum aid consideration.

Students who have completed their FAFSA and been admitted to the IU School of Social Work will receive financial aid information via university email and the University’s One.IU portal. Students should monitor their account to ensure completion of all required financial aid steps. Visit the website of the Office of Student Financial Services at www.iupui.edu/finaid/ for more information. If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA or for general financial aid questions, please contact the MSW Direct financial aid representative.

Office of Student Financial Aid Services
420 University Blvd, Suite 250
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5145
http://www.iupui.edu/~finaid/
MSW Direct Financial Aid Contact:

Nathan Lohr
gradaid@iupui.edu
317-274-5920