MSW Financial Aid
Priority Deadline for Financial Aid
The Garland School of Social Work is now accepting Master of Social Work (MSW) applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. Our next application deadline is April 1st for the residential campus. Apply by April 1st to receive an admission decision by mid-April.
Applicants who submit a completed application and all supplemental materials by the April 1st deadline are eligible for competitive financial aid packages including the opportunity to still apply for a graduate assistantship. Financial aid packages are being distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please allow up to 72 hours of processing time for all documents.
Contact Financial Aid
Have questions about MSW financial aid but not sure where to go? Here’s who you might be looking for:
To discuss the application or available aid, please contact Dr. Crystal Diaz-Espinoza.
To discuss options for 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
Learn more about Tuition and Fees at Baylor University.
Scholarships and Financial Aid for MSW Students
The School of Social Work offers tuition remission, graduate stipends, and departmental scholarships to its graduate students enrolled at the residential campus in Waco, Texas. Awards are made based on both need and merit.
Students do not need to apply for specific scholarships. Scholarship matching is done by the Associate Dean. Students in the standard MSW program at the residential campus in Waco, Texas, may apply for additional aid for the second year of the program by completing the returning student financial aid application.
As part of the application process, all students are automatically considered for departmental scholarships. All students who apply to the residential campus in Waco, Texas must submit the GSSW FA Form and the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or CSS International Profile for international students.
See the full list of social work scholarships in the Garland School.
Types of Financial Aid for the Residential Campus
Discover how Baylor is committed to subsidizing student costs in order to make an MSW more affordable — download our Financial Aid Infographic.
|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 $250 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
*GA opportunity is only available to those who complete their application by the priority deadline of March 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|
Required Financial Aid Documents
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
International Student Profile (for international students only)
GSSW Financial Aid Form
For additional information about financing your graduate degree, visit www.GradSense.org