Tuition & Financial Aid

At the University of Louisville, we offer a wide range of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you pay for your education. In fact more than 75 percent of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid tailored to their particular needs. We want to help you invest in your future! Click here for Scholarships and Aid information.

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PCWCP - The Public Child Welfare Certification Program

The Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) has been implemented by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and eleven university undergraduate social work programs in order to better serve the children and families in this state.

The goal of this program is to fill the ranks of Child Welfare Workers with the most competent and well-trained workers who can provide high quality services immediately following employment. The Cabinet has partnered with the Universities to offer Bachelor Social Work juniors and seniors their academic program in conjunction with participating in the Cabinet's child welfare training curricula prior to graduation. These students are provided instate tuition, a stipend and must complete a two year employment commitment with the Cabinet upon successful completion of the program.


One of the major goals of the Kent School is to assure a diverse student body and to provide all students with a multicultural experience. These educational objectives are designed to train professional social workers for practice that demands sensitivity to a plurality of views and concerns. To achieve this end, minority students and students with diversity experience will be given strong consideration. A limited number of scholarships are available that are based on financial need and academic potential. The number and amount of awards vary, just as the amount and availability of funds vary each year.

Eligibility Requirements & Instructions

  • FAFSA:  file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  with UL’s Financial Aid Office by the federal priority deadline of February 15th  
  • MSSW Scholarship Application:  submit the MSSW scholarship application after January 1st and before the May 15th deadline for each year you wish to be considered. (Exception: Gerontology specialization applicants who are applying to the Gerontology Scholarship and CFT summer semester applicants should submit the application by 1/30 for priority consideration)  MSSW Scholarship Application survey (opens January 1st)
  • Essays: submit any essays required by the scholarships for which you are applying to by the May 15th Deadline
  • GPA for current continuing students:  must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • International Students:  please complete the FAFSA worksheet below, print it, and email it to  This form will be used for the purpose of awarding Kent School Scholarships only: 

Scholarship Decisions

  • Guidelines for the determination of financial awards are set by the MSSW Scholarship Committee; applicants are strongly encouraged to develop resources to finance their graduate education with the assistance of UL’s Financial Aid Office where a variety of programs may be available to help remove financial barriers. 
  • Scholarship Decision letters will be emailed to all students typically in early July.  A wait list will be maintained for any awards that are unclaimed.
  • Scholarship Award Recipients must:

1) maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and

2) remain in full time status (9 credit hours per semester) throughout the time frame specified on the scholarship award letter. 

IMPORTANT:  A student must apply or re-apply for scholarships each year by the May 15th deadline in order to be considered for that year, regardless of any prior award.  The FAFSA must also be filed each year by the February 15th priority deadline.

MSSW Detailed Scholarship Information

Kent MSSW Scholarship Application Survey (Opens on January 1st)

KENTucky Kids: Building Careers in Youth Services

Maryhurst and Uspiritus have partnered with the Kent School of Social Work to bring KENTucky Kids to life and offer its students a supportive environment in which to gain significant, beneficial experience. Being a youth care worker is not just a career – it’s a calling to provide committed care to vulnerable youth.

Earn your MSSW while working in the field and gaining valuable experience! You will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive valuable training as a Youth Care Worker with staff support and mentoring.
  • Gain relevant practice and research skills.
  • Complete MSSW practicum placements while on the job.
  • Receive an in-state tuition waiver.
  • Graduate with a MSSW in 3 years and a competitive resume!

Acceptance to KENTucky Kids is contingent on both admission to Kent School's MSSW program and an official job offer from one of the participating residential care agencies.  If you would like more information and are interested in applying to KENTucky Kids, please complete this form and a representative will contact you with details: CLICK HERE

Visit our Admissions page to learn more about the MSSW admissions requirements. You can also email our Admissions Coordinators for more information at



Joe & Carolyn Brown CFT Specialization Scholarship

The Joe & Carolyn Brown CFT Specialization Scholarship offers financial assistance for two years of CFT study. Award varies. Non-resident and/or ethnic minority applicants are encouraged to apply.  Awards in past years have been approximately 50% of annual tuition for two years. Essay required. Submit Application by January 31st.

CFT Specialization Summer Scholarship

The CFT Specialization Summer Scholarship offers a one-time $1,000 award for the summer semester. Essay required. Application deadline January 31st.

Jenny Hoertz CFT Specialization Scholarship

The Hoertz CFT Scholarship offers $4500 per year for two years of CFT study. Essay required. Submit Application by January 31st.

For complete details about the CFT Summer Scholarship, the Brown CFT Scholarship and the Hoertz CFT Scholarship as well as information about other Scholarships offered to MSSW students and how to apply go to: 

Additional Scholarship and Financial Aid information available here.

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