Master of Social Work

California State University, Fullerton


With tuition at $525* per unit, our program is an affordable and convenient way to complete your Master of Social Work. You will receive the same degree as a full-time student with the benefit of being able to maintain your employment. *The $525 per unit fee is effective Fall 2021 for Cohort 12. Fees are subject to change at any time.

Financial Aid

Federal Stafford unsubsidized loans are available to assist you in meeting your educational expenses. You may elect to pay the interest on your unsubsidized student loan while you are enrolled or you may request that the interest be repaid along with the principal after you complete your program.

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

To receive a Federal Stafford loan, you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and you must meet all other Federal Student Aid eligibility requirements. These requirements are published in the U.S. Department of Education Guide to Federal Student Aid.

Annual Loan Limits

Annual loan limits are $20,500 for unsubsidized loans. Your total eligibility will be determined by the CSUF Office of Financial Aid based on your direct program costs and standard allowances for room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Your loan cannot exceed your annual program costs.

Enrollment Requirements

Federal regulations require half-time enrollment to receive Federal Stafford loan funding. At CSUF, you must be enrolled in at least six units per semester to meet this requirement.

For information about how to apply for financial aid, disbursement dates and key deadlines, please visit the CSUF Financial Aid website.

For specific questions, send an email to

CalSWEC Stipends

If you are currently employed by a public child welfare services agency in California, CalSWEC stipends are also available to you. For more information on the Cal SWEC program view our CalSWEC FAQs PDF FileOpens in new window .

What’s your next step?

Learn more about our program at an in-person info session, or join the MSW Flex email list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates.

Info Sessions

What's your next step - Info Sessions

Get an in-depth look at the program and meet an admissions coordinator at an in-person info session.

Info Sessions