On-campus M.S.W. Program

Paying for School

In-state tuition for Western residents: WICHE/WRPG Tuition Program

(Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education / Western Regional Graduate Program)

Graduate applicants who are residents of any participating WICHE state/territory may enroll and pay resident tuition rates:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming
  • American Samoa

If you are admitted, you will be eligible to receive in-state tuition.

Resident application form for the Western Regional Graduate Program (pdf) - include this with your CSU application materials.

More information on the WICHE/WRGP


Differential Tuition (applies to On-campus MSW Program only)

  • $100 per credit hour in addition to tuition
    • Applies to all students enrolled in the on-campus Masters of Social Work program
    • Provides critical support for the School of Social Work, enabling us to expand our academic programs while maintaining the high level of quality both CSU and the Council on Social Work Education demand
    • Approved as recommended by the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System
    • Assessed every semester in which students are enrolled in MSW coursework and includes the field education credits required by the degree program
  • Totals:
    • $6,000-$6,500 for two-year MSW students
    • $4,000-$4,300 for advanced standing students

This additional cost should be considered when applying for financial aid.

Additional Information