Financial Aid - MSW

The Garland School of Social Work is no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The application for the Fall 2022 academic year will open September 1, 2021. To learn more about social work, the MSW at Baylor, and application process fill out our inquiry form here.

Two documents are required as part of the MSW application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Financial Aid Profile (for international students) and our GSSW Financial Aid Form. Any application not including these two documents will be considered incomplete. The School of Social Work offers tuition remission, graduate stipends, and departmental scholarships to its graduate students. Awards are made based on both need and merit. Students do not need to apply to specific scholarships. Scholarship matching will be done by the Associate Dean. Students in the standard MSW program may apply for additional aid for the second year of the program by completing the returning student financial aid application.

To discuss the application or available aid please contact Dr. Crystal Diaz-Espinoza.

For more information regarding Tuition and Fees click here.

To discuss options of Direct Loans, Texas Tuition Equalization Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, and Private Alternative Loans Programs, contact the Student Financial Aid Office:

Online: contact the Student Financial Aid office
Phone: (254) 710-2611 or toll free within the U.S. at 1-800-710-BAYLOR-U, option 8-2
Mail: One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028

Departmental Scholarships

As part of the application process, all students are required to submit the GSSW FA Form and Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or CSS International Profile for international students. Students will automatically be considered for all departmental scholarships. Click here to find a complete list of Social Work departmental scholarships.

Types of Financial Aid

GSSW Financial Aid Award Description Award Timeline Needed From Student
Tuition Remission Direct discount off of tuition costs All GSSW aid is awarded simultaneously with admission letters. Accepted students typically have 2-4 weeks to submit their Statement of Intent and $500 deposit GSSW Financial Aid Form
Scholarships Funds applied to your Baylor account and used to pay expenses at your discretion
Graduate Assistant Stipend Funds earned as a graduate assistant working 10 hours per week for a total of 15 weeks per semester GSSW Financial Aid Form *only available to those who complete their application by the priority deadline of February 1st
Outside Opportunities Award Description Award Timeline Needed From Student
Federal Loans Educational loans that offer lower interest rates and deferred interest accrual options. Between Mid-May and early summer: Students are able to view and accept direct loans in Bearweb Complete FAFSA for current academic year
CSWE Scholarships Scholarships and Grants with various eligibility criteria and deadlines
Additional External Funding

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