Cost & Financial Aid | MSW

Tuition and Fees for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

2020-2021 tuition for both years of the 2-year program is $24,256 ($12,128 each term).

2020-2021 tuition for the advanced standing program is $25,014 ($12,507 each term).

The per credit amount is $758 per credit.

Students will also need to purchase books for classes, a cost of approximately $500 a semester. Students traveling abroad during the second year of study will also be charged a travel course fee.

Scholarships and Assistantships

The Pacific University master of social work program has limited scholarships available. These are competitive single-year scholarships offered to selected students. Award amounts vary.

A limited number of graduate assistantship positions are offered to outstanding applicants each year at the time of formal notification of admission. Students receiving a graduate assistantship assist one of our full-time faculty members for approximately 10 hours per week in a variety of roles.

Financial Aid

Students in the master of social work program can apply for federal direct unsubsidized loans of up to $20,500 per academic year, and federal graduate PLUS loans of up to the entire cost of attendance minus other aid received. Both loans are at fixed interest rates that begin accruing upon disbursement.

Students who are interested in borrowing federal loans should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically on the FAFSA website ( as soon as possible after Oct. 1. Pacific University's Federal School Code is 003212. Do not wait to be accepted into your program to apply for financial aid.

If you have any questions about financial aid, budgeting, repayment, or other education-related financial concerns, please contact our Financial Aid Office at 503-352-2222. 

Public service loan forgiveness programs and the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program are available. More information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness is available at Students can also log in to and use their current and expected borrowing to calculate their repayment options. More information about the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program is available at