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Student Financial Services

Financing your education is an important decisions and one that Student Financial Services at The Institute for Clinical Social Work is prepared to assist you with. Our goal is to help make attending college affordable, increase opportunities for student access, and help students and their families seek, obtain, and set up a plan that makes the best use of all financial resources.

Student Financial Services is committed to providing you with excellent customer service, timely delivery of information, and sensitivity to your individual financial concerns. We are pleased to act as your financial aid resource, information center, and overall financial planning liaisons. We look forward to helping you every step of the way as you achieve your educational goals.

If any questions may arise feel free to contact us at 312-935-4234 or sbeaudet@icsw.edu


Federal Student Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

  • Award is not based on financial need.
  • The maximum loan amount is $20,500 per academic-year.
  • Graduate students may borrow an aggregate limit of $138,500 in Stafford loans, including undergraduate loans.
  • You will be charged interest starting when the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If you allow the interest to accumulate, it will be capitalized – that is, the interest will be added to the principal amount of your loan and additional interest will be based upon the higher amount.
  • After you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment, you will have a six-month grace period before you begin repayment.
  • The loan origination fee is 1.069% for loans being disbursed before October 1, 2017.

Direct PLUS Loans

  • Award is not based on financial need but requires a credit check.
  • The maximum PLUS Loan amount you can borrow is your cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial assistance you will receive.
  • The repayment period for a Direct PLUS Loan begins at the time the PLUS loan is fully disbursed, and the first payment is due within 60 days after the final disbursement. However, you may defer repayment while you are enrolled at least half-time. You may also defer repayment for an additional six months after you cease to be enrolled at least half-time.
  • The loan origination fee is 4.276% for loans being disbursed before October 1, 2017.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Interest

Loan Interest Rates by Disbursement Dates
Loan Type Disbursed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017
Direct Unsubsidized Loans Fixed at 5.31%
Direct PLUS Loans Fixed at 6.31%

                                         For more detailed information about financial aid, please visit: Studentaid.gov


Payment Plans

We offer in house payment options that are interest free and flexible. Creating a payment plan is a great way to pay off remaining balances due after disbursement of financial aid and scholarships or, if you do not qualify for financial aid, a way to divide up your tuition into manageable payment.

Please contact our office for further information or to set up a payment plan!


Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

Depending on the student’s situation, chapter 33 benefits can include payment of tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, a stipend for books and supplies, and a Yellow Ribbon Program benefit.

G.I. Jobs Magazine has honored ICSW for  being a Military Friendly School, ranking us amongst the top 15% of all schools nationwide. The Institute for Clinical Social Work is proud to honor our veterans and service members and are happy to help eligible students claim benefits.

For more information please visit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Maximum Tuition and Fee Reimbursements 2016-2017
Type of School Maximum Reimbursement
Public School All Tuition & Fee Payments for an in-State Student
Private School Up to $21,084.89 per academic-year

Private Loans

Private Loan Options
Private Loan – CLICK LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE Further Information
Citizens Bank Student Loans 1-800-708-6684
Sallie Mae Smart Option  1-877-279-7172
College Ave Student Loans 1-717-254-2368
Wells Fargo Graduate Loans

Disclosure Agreement

1-877-451-5039
PNC Student Loans 1-800-762-1001
Commerce Bank Student Loans 1-800-666-3910
Discover Student Loans 1-800-788-3368

Scholarships

Master’s Program – CLICK LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE
Scholarship Amount Description Contact
AAUW Career Development Grants (Women) $2,000-$12,000 Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. (319) 337-1716 ext. 60
aauw@act.org
Alpha Kappa Alpha Up to $15,000 Financial and merit based scholarships that are open to all graduate students and have a big focus on community service and involvement. (800)653-6528
akaeaf@akaeaf.net
American Indian Scholarship Fund $1000-$2000 The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges or any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. (800) 776-3863
scholarships@collegefund.org
College Scholarships Varies Offering a variety of social work field and social work association scholarships that range from religious affiliations, ethnicity, and career emphasis.
Community Services Block Grant $300-$3,000 Scholarship is available to income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation. Displaced and under employed workers, high school graduates (or equivalent), aspiring to higher education and employment are invited to apply. (800) 571-CEDA (2332)
webmaster@cedaorg.net
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Up to $35,000 The award is given to minority and underrepresented students who are seeking to become teachers or postsecondary professors. (217) 782-2551
DFI@ibhe.org
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship $5,000 Priority populations are those populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund $1,000-$5,000 HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. (310) 975-3700
info@hsf.org
Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program $2,000 Awarded to first year graduate students in the clinical social work field. Student must submit a clinical paper in order to apply. (800) 694-528
Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Up to $15,000 An awardee may receive funds to repay educational loans over a 24-month period in exchange for a 24-month commitment to practicing and providing direct care in a publicly funded or public mental health facility, a non-profit mental health facility, or a mental health professions shortage area. (916) 326-3640
(800) 773-1669
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship $4,000 The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer scholarships@mesothelioma.com
National Health Service Corps $25,000-$50,000 The National Health Service Corps loan repayment program offers a competitive salary and pays down student loans for providing health care services to needy populations. (800) 221-9393
GetHelp@hrsa.gov
ICSW Service Scholarship $2,500 The ICSW Service Scholarship is available to admitted students who have worked for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or Teach for America. (312) 935-4234
sbeaudet@icsw.edu
The Sandra Koscielniak Graduate Education Scholarship $1,000 AITCOY offers a scholarship to support education in a Masters program. Applicants must have experience in youth programs or social services and plan to have a career in youth social services. (630) 483-5799
jparquette@hanover-township.org
Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial $4,150 The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a master’s degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African American communities. naswfoundation@naswdc.org
QuitDay $3,000 At QuitDay, we want to challenge college students to share their story on how we can make the world smoke-free. Sarah Delaney at sarah@quitday.org
Ph.D. Program – CLICK LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY ONLINE
Scholarship Amount Description Contact
Alpha Kappa Alpha Up to $15,000 Financial and merit based scholarships that are open to all graduate students and have a big focus on community service and involvement. (800)653-6528
akaeaf@akaeaf.net
American Indian Scholarship Fund $1000-$2000 The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges or any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. (800) 776-3863
scholarships@collegefund.org
College Scholarships Varies Offering a variety of social work field and social work association scholarships that range from religious affiliations, ethnicity, and career emphasis.
Community Services Block Grant $300-$3,000 Scholarship is available to income-eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation. Displaced and under employed workers, high school graduates (or equivalent), aspiring to higher education and employment are invited to apply. (800) 571-CEDA (2332)
webmaster@cedaorg.net
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Program Up to $35,000 The award is given to minority and underrepresented students who are seeking to become teachers or postsecondary professors. (217) 782-2551
DFI@ibhe.org
Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship $5,000 Priority populations are those populations that are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org
Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship $15,000 The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice. naswfoundation@naswdc.org
Elisabeth Jacob’s Scholarship (Internal) $3,500 Awarded to full-time students who have successfully completed two years of doctoral studies, have financial need, and are nominated by faculty. The scholarship is designed to support promising students who are dedicated to working with families challenged by poverty, immigration or trauma. (312) 935-4234
sbeaudet@icsw.edu
Hispanic Scholarship Fund $1,000-$5,000 HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. (310) 975-3700
info@hsf.org
ILAIMH Dolores Norton Student Research Award $5,000 Recognizes a promising doctoral student or post-doctoral scholar in the field of infant and toddler social-emotional health, development, and intervention. Joyce Hopkins, Ph.D at hopkins@iit.edu
International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Up to $20,000 The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. (718) 517-3641
sarnoff@ssrc.org
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award Up to $25,000 The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. (703) 723-8000
fellows@jkcf.org
Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship $4,000 The Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice. The fellowship program was established in 1987 as a tribute to Aron, who was a leader in health care policy and education. naswfoundation@naswdc.org
Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program $2,000 Awarded to first year graduate students in the clinical social work field. Student must submit a clinical paper in order to apply. (800) 694-528
Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program Up to $15,000 An awardee may receive funds to repay educational loans over a 24-month period in exchange for a 24-month commitment to practicing and providing direct care in a publicly funded or public mental health facility, a non-profit mental health facility, or a mental health professions shortage area. (916) 326-3640
(800) 773-1669
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship $4,000 The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer scholarships@mesothelioma.com
National Health Service Corps $25,000-$50,000 The National Health Service Corps loan repayment program offers a competitive salary and pays down student loans for providing health care services to needy populations. (800) 221-9393
GetHelp@hrsa.gov
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant $12,000 The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. (202) 336-5984
Ruth Fizdale Program $3,000 The Ruth Fizdale Program underwrites research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant social issues. The objective is to facilitate effective service delivery. The program provides opportunities for NASW chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to a specific emerging issue. These pilot projects then may serve as cornerstones for developing more comprehensive research projects. naswfoundation@naswdc.org
ICSW Service Scholarship $2,500 The ICSW Service Scholarship is available to admitted students who have worked for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or Teach for America. (312) 935-4234
sbeaudet@icsw.edu
QuitDay $3,000 At QuitDay, we want to challenge college students to share their story on how we can make the world smoke-free. Sarah Delaney at sarah@quitday.org