Getting into a MSW program a great accomplishment but the cost for the masters in social work school can be very expensive. Due to rising costs, most colleges and universities have hiked admission fees, tuition costs, accommodation fees and a range of other incidentals that can easily bring the cost of education to an eye-watering amount. Many employers prefer to hire trained MSW graduates over those with the BSW degree so this makes the degree valuable.
Tuition fees of almost every college are high but if you have a good GPA, do well on the graduate record examination, have relevant work or volunteer experience, letters of recommendation and industry experience you may be eligible for a range of aid programs. Students who enroll at private institutions will have higher costs than attending a state school. In addition the area where you live is another factor. If you go to school in Manhattan, the costs of rent, restaurants and other expenditures can be much higher than in a rural area. Do not lie about your state of residence in order to try to get in-state tuition. (more…)