Tuition & Financial Aid


The Master of Social Work (MSW) online program is a 60-credit program that provides the same challenging and interactive education as Baylor’s residential MSW programs. Tuition for the 2018–2019 school year is $1,716 per credit hour. There is an additional $100 graduate student fee per term and a placement fee of $50 per placement. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change and increase each academic year.

Financial Aid

There are various ways to fund your Baylor education. When evaluating how to pay for your degree, you should consider a number of resources, including personal resources, external scholarships, employer tuition assistance, and federal student aid programs.

Student loan options include:
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
Private Education 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). Baylor’s school code is 003545. Remember that you must complete the FAFSA each academic year in order to remain eligible for federal student aid. Please reference the chart below to determine which FAFSA to complete based on your desired start date:

Applying for Federal Student Aid
Start Term FAFSA Year
May 2019 Summer 2018–2019

For more information on the financial aid process, please visit the Financial Aid Checklist.

Take the Next Step

MSW@Baylor enables you to pursue your calling to become a licensed social worker in a range of career settings. Learn the skills you need to serve and empower others and help improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.