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We encourage all students to fastidiously plan for any wanted monetary help and discover all funding alternatives to assist pay to your social work schooling. Information about tuition and costs on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville could also be discovered at: https://onestop.utk.edu/tuition-detail/
Prospective, incoming, and present students ought to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as doable. This is step one in making use of for grants, federal work-study, need-based scholarships, and student loans. The FAFSA opens on October 1 and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s precedence submitting date is February 1. Please be aware that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s code is 003530.
Plenty of departmental scholarships can be found to students because of the beneficiant contributions of donors to the College of Social Work. To be eligible, students should be enrolled in full time standing (9 or extra credit hours) for each fall and spring semesters. Scholarship funding is proscribed and scholarship quantities fluctuate.
Click right here to entry the scholarship utility and eligibility particulars for obtainable departmental scholarships. You might submit your scholarship utility earlier than you may have been notified of an admission determination. The data you present on the scholarship utility doesn’t affect admissions selections.
Please be aware: The deadline to submit the College scholarship utility is February 15.
College of Social Work Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)
Several graduate analysis assistantships can be found on every campus yearly. Students work ten hours per week through the educational 12 months and obtain a month-to-month wage plus a waiver of tuition. To apply for a GRA place inside the College, please submit a departmental scholarship utility. Awards are made based mostly on earlier educational efficiency, student abilities, and monetary want.
Assistantships are additionally supplied by means of many departments and faculties on the Knoxville campus, similar to advising facilities, admission places of work, residence halls, and different service places of work. The Graduate School works with these places of work to put up bulletins for these positions.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships coordinates the Federal Work Study Program which offers part-time off- and on-campus jobs for U.S. residents or everlasting residents who’ve demonstrated monetary want by finishing the FAFSA. Jobs can be found in educational models, administrative places of work, and non-profit businesses. Students should be admitted into a level program and be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours every semester to obtain federal monetary support, together with FWS. More data could also be discovered on the One Stop web site.
Fellowships are awards that usually require no service. The Graduate School presents a number of fellowships for students, most of that are awarded by means of a nomination course of on the idea of educational benefit and potential for scholarship. These awards are for full-time examine at UT and are very aggressive. Awardees are chosen on the idea of excessive achievement, broad mental capability and potential for important profession contributions. More data could also be discovered on the Graduate School fellowships webpage.
Students should submit the FAFSA to use for all federal loan applications. Loans are restricted to U.S. residents and sure everlasting residents. Students should be admitted into a level program and be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours every semester to obtain federal monetary support, together with federal student loans.
Three kinds of loan applications can be found for graduate students:
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
- Graduate PLUS Loan
- The University of Tennessee Loan
All students receiving monetary support are anticipated to take care of passable educational progress requirements to stay eligible to obtain support. Information on these requirements, functions, and extra data can be found from the One Stop Express Student Services Center, on the bottom ground of John C. Hodges Library on the Knoxville Campus.
Students who enroll in summer time lessons (together with Advanced Standing MSSW students) ought to go to the One Stop web site for particulars on summer time monetary support.
Veteran Student Services
Veterans, lively responsibility navy members, reservists, or dependents of veterans who want details about VA schooling advantages might contact Veteran Student Services at G020 Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996 (865-974-5420).
Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
The Coverdell Fellows program is a graduate fellowship program that gives monetary help to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. All Fellows full internships in underserved American communities, permitting them to carry dwelling, and develop upon, the abilities they discovered as Volunteers. Coverdell Fellows within the M.S.S.W. Program will obtain a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) together with full tuition and costs, a stipend, and well being insurance. Additional data is offered right here on College web site.
To apply for the Coverdell Fellowship, please submit a departmental scholarship utility.
Funding Outside of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Prospective candidates and present graduate students are inspired to use for fellowships or grants from nationwide, worldwide, industrial, or basis sources. The Graduate School has a listing of identified funding sources to analyze, and the Office of Research and Engagement presents a listing of funding sources in partnership with UT and exterior funding sources.