MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015

Tuition and Financial Aid

The MSW Program at West Chester University offers a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Social Work Degree Guide has ranked the MSW Program @ WCU at No. 21 on its list of the 25 most affordable Master of Social Work programs in the United States.

Our cost is extremely competitive compared to other MSW programs in the greater Philadelphia region. Click here to see how WCU's tuition stacks up against other local MSW programs.

Students’ tuition depends on their state of residency, the number of credits taken, and whether classes are taken at WCU's campus in West Chester or at PASSHE Center City in Philadelphia.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply for financial aid?

March 1 is West Chester University's priority deadline for students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applications will still be processed after that date. More inforamtion is available from the Schock Financial Aid Office.


Can I receive financial aid for summer classes?

If you are taking any classes in the summer and need financial aid, you must fill out a Summer Aid Application that is typically made available on The Schock Financial Aid Office's website each spring.


If I am taking a class as a non-matriculated student, am I eligible for financial aid?

Unfortunately, students taking courses under non-degree status are not eligible for federal financial aid.


Are Graduate Assistantships available?

West Chester University is proud to offer a variety of graduate assistantships to help students offset the cost of tuition.


How can I have my federal loans forgiven after I graduate?

Borrowers who work in certain public service organizations may be eligible to have part of their federal student loans forgiven. More information is available on the website for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.