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.

MSSW Scholarship Application Deadlines

10/16 Spring 2022 Semester – available for NEW MSSW students beginning in Spring 2022 only
2/15 Earlybird Deadline Priority consideration given to minority applicants and students with diversity experience.
5/15 Regular Deadline All remaining applicants considered.

Eligibility Requirements & Instructions

  • FAFSA:  file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  with UL’s Financial Aid Office by  February 15th  
  • MSSW Scholarship Application: Follow the link to complete the scholarship application. Please have all admissions essays prepared prior to starting; applicants will be asked to upload essays (if required) to the application. Prompts for application essays can be found in the Detailed Scholarship Information link on this page.
  • MSSW Spring-Only Application: Submit the application online at . Applications are reviewed following the 10/16 deadline.
  • GPA requirements: newly admitted students = N/A unless specified by specific scholarship; continuing students = must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • International Students:  please complete the FAFSA worksheet below, print it, and upload it to the application.  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. 
  • Earlybird 2/15 scholarship decision letters will be emailed on a rolling basis, while all remaining regular May 15 decision letters will be emailed in early July.  Applying by 2/15 does not guarantee an early award—applicants who applied by 2/15 and have not received an award decision letter by 5/15 will receive their decision letter in July with other regular 5/15 consideration applicants.  A wait list will be maintained for awards that are returned/decline
  • 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 relevant deadline listed above 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



Joe & Carolyn Brown CFT Program Scholarship

  • Students must be applying and admitted to the CFT specialization, have a minimum 3.5 gpa, demonstrate financial need, and submit a 2-3 pp essay describing your commitment to working with low income families within the community, particularly diverse populations, as evidenced by prior or current work/volunteer experience, leadership skills and/or professional association memberships.  Non-resident applicants encouraged to apply.  (only offered in odd years 2019, 2021)

CFT Program Summer Scholarship

  • Applicants must be admitted to the CFT specialization and 1) have a minimum 3.0 GPA, 2) financial need and 3) submit a 2-3 page essay regarding your plans for practicing marriage/couple family therapy after graduation.

Jenny Hoertz CFT Program Scholarship

  • The Hoertz CFT Scholarship offers $6000 per year for two years of CFT study.  Ethnic and other cultural minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Essay required. Submit Application by March 15th.

Northstar CFT Scholarship

The Northstar Scholarship offers one-time financial assistance ($1500) for an incoming or returning CFT student. Students must have a minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA and submit a 2-3 page essay addressing how your academic achievements, community service activities, examples of leadership and personal characteristics have prepared you to become a professional in this field. What would you bring to the practice that would be unique or different than other therapists you have experienced and how would this positively impact the field of marriage and family therapy? Non KY residents and minority students are encouraged to apply. Apply by March 15th.

MSCFT Scholarship Application - First, write and save any needed essays, including your full name and the name of the scholarship in the title of the essay. Then, complete the online application where you will upload the essays here CFT Scholarship Application

FAFSA:  file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  with UL’s Financial Aid Office by  February 15th  

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