Tuition and Financial Aid

Earning your Master of Social Work from Fordham University is a financial investment, and we offer multiple ways for you to fund your education.


Tuition for the 2024 – 2025 academic year for the OnlineMSW@Fordham program is $1,076 per credit hour, not including fees.

Plan of StudyCreditsTotal Cost of the Program
Advanced Standing

PLEASE NOTE: The credit cost reflects the current academic year. Tuition and fees for subsequent academic years will be established by the Board of Trustees in June of each year.

Additional university fees include technology, portfolio, field work, and other related fees. Students can expect to pay a one-time assessment fee of $200. Students can also expect to pay approximately $1,131 per year assuming they undertake the six (6) term course of study. Some fees are associated with student course load and may increase or decrease based upon individual course of study.

Find a breakdown of total cost of attendance depending on your start date and plan of study here.


Scholarship and fellowship opportunities are available for qualifying students. Some scholarships are provided by the Graduate School of Social Service and others are provided by outside agencies in support of social service students. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and students are encouraged to research other funding opportunities. View a list of scholarship and fellowship options.

Health Insurance

Fordham University requires that all students carry health insurance, either through the university or an alternative provider. You will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless you demonstrate that you have other coverage and request to waive coverage under the SHIP program. Detailed information on this requirement, including costs, may be found online here.

Financial Aid

Earning your Master of Social Work from Fordham University is a financial investment, and there are various ways to fund your education.

When evaluating how to pay for your master’s degree, consider a number of resources available to you, including external scholarships, employer tuition assistance, and federal student aid programs.

Learn more about available student loans:

Applying for Federal Student Aid

In order to apply for federal student aid, including student loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Fordham University’s school code is 002722. Remember that you should complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid.