Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning your Master of Social Work (MSW) is a serious financial investment. Our team is here to help you answer questions about tuition, program fees and financial aid.

Tuition and Fees

The fees for the 2021–2022 academic year are listed below. Please reference this page for the most current information about tuition rates and program fees.

2021–2022 Howard MSW Online FeesAmount
Tuition (total – traditional program)
$65,748*
Tuition (total – advanced standing program)
$49,311*
Tuition (per credit hour)
$1,095.80*
Enrollment deposit
$300

*pending board approval

You may also be responsible for the following annual fees:

  • Grad fee: $464 per year
  • Professional Development fee: $125 per semester

Please note that fees are subject to change and a moderate tuition increase should be expected each year.

Financial Aid

We encourage students to explore a range of funding options, including scholarships, federal financial aid and loans.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. To apply for federal student aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA code for Howard University is 001448. For more information on tuition and financial aid, contact the financial aid office at 855-490-2875 or finaid@howard.edu.