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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BSW

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.

MSSW

One of the major goals in 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 in a context demanding 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 to qualified students for graduate study in social work. The scholarships are based on financial need and academic merit and potential. The number and amount of awards vary, just as the amount and availability of funds vary each year.

To be considered for a scholarship from Kent School, a NEW student must:

  • Meet the Traditional application to Kent School deadline (May 15th)
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov with the Student Financial Aid Office. The priority deadline for filing this form is February 15th prior to the fall semester for which you plan to be considered.
  • Submit a two-page essay if required (Kent MSSW Scholarship Essay instructions)
  • Submit the scholarship application by the deadline of May 15th of each year you plan to be considered. The exception to this is the Jan 30th deadline if you wish to be considered for the Hartford PPP Scholarship (Gerontology Specialization).

To be considered for a scholarship from Kent School, a RETURNING student must:

  • Have a 3.00 GPA
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov with the Student Financial Aid Office. The priority deadline for filing this form is February 15 prior to the fall semester for which you plan to be considered.
  • Submit a two-page essay if required (Kent MSSW Scholarship Essay instructions)
  • Submit the scholarship application by the deadline of May 15th of each year you plan to be considered. The exception to this is the Jan 30th deadline if you wish to be considered for the Hartford PPP Scholarship (Gerontology Specialization).

If chosen for a scholarship award, the student will be expected to:

Maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

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.

All applicants will be notified in writing once awards have been made, usually around the first week of July. The guidelines for the determination of financial awards are set by the Scholarship Committee. Inquiries regarding scholarships should be addressed to: Coordinator of Admissions, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Kentucky 40292. Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop resources to finance their graduate education with the assistance of the Financial Aid Office of the University of Louisville. This office administers a variety of programs to help remove financial barriers. Inquiries about these programs should be addressed directly to that Office: Student Financial Aid Office, Houchens Building, University of Louisville, KY, 40292.

*International Students: since you are ineligible to file a FAFSA, please simply complete the FAFSA worksheet below, print it, and attach it to your Kent School Scholarship application. This form will be used for the purpose of awarding Kent School Scholarships only: www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/ffdef44.htm

MSSW Detailed Scholarship Information

Kent MSSW Scholarship Application Survey

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 msswkent@louisville.edu.

VISIT MSSW ADMISSIONS PAGE

CFT SCHOLARSHIPS

Joe & Carolyn Brown CFT Specialization Scholarship

The Joe & Carolyn Brown CFT Specialization Scholarship offers financial assistance for two years of CFT study. Click here to go to the MSSW Detailed Scholarship information page for details about the Brown CFT Scholarship as well as information about other Scholarships offered to MSSW students and how to apply.  (Link = http://louisville.edu/kent/admissions-1/mssw-admissions-links/mssw-scholarship-application ) NOTE:  Application opens on January 1st.

CFT Specialization Summer Scholarship

The new CFT Specialization Summer Scholarship offers one-time financial assistance for the 2017 summer semester. Contact the CFT Program Director or Administrative Assistant for more information.

Contact Information

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502.852.5511