PhD Program Costs and Financial Aid
The Institute for Clinical Social Work is committed to providing its students with an affordable education.
Doctoral Programs Tuition
Minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
$21,000 per year
Minimum of 4 credit hours per semester
$2,350 per course
All coursework completed
$4,500 per year
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance by Program 2018-2019
The following table details the estimated cost of attendance by program per year: please keep in mind that these figures are estimates based on meeting financial aid eligibility and that actual figures will vary.
Internal PhD Program Scholarships
External PhD Program Scholarships
The Office of 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.
If you have any financial related questions, please contact us at 312-935-4234 or email Shawna Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Disbursed between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans | Fixed at 6.6%
Direct PLUS Loans | Fixed at 7.6%
For more detailed information about financial aid, please visit: studentaid.gov
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 at 312-935-4234 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 2017-2018
Public School | All Tuition & Fee Payments for an in-State Student
Private School | Up to $23,671.94 per academic-year
Private Loan Options
Click The Links Below To Learn More & Apply Online
Citizens Bank Student Loans 1-800-708-6684
Sallie Mae Smart Option 1-877-279-7172
College Ave Student Loans 1-717-254-2368
PNC Student Loans 1-800-762-1001
Commerce Bank Student Loans 1-800-666-3910
Discover Student Loans 1-800-788-3368