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 2023–2024 academic year are listed below. Please reference this page for the most current information about tuition rates and program fees.

2023–2024 Howard MSW Online FeesAmount
Tuition (total – traditional program)
Tuition (total – advanced standing program)
Tuition (per credit hour)
Enrollment deposit
Application Fee

You may also be responsible for the following annual fees:

  • Grad fee: $464 per year
  • Professional Development fee: $180 per semester

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

Financial Aid

FAFSA YearTermsTermsTerms
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024
Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Summer 2025
Fall 2025
Spring 2026
Summer 2026
Fall 2026
Spring 2027
Summer 2027

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