Financial Aid for Incoming Students
The Mandel School offers scholarships, grants and loans to students in both the full-time and intensive weekend programs. Financial aid awards are based on merit and financial need. However, the Mandel School is the only social work school in the country that guarantees a paid stipend to full-time students for field placement work. Most students are eligible for need-based assistance and a limited number of merit scholarships are available to students with exceptional academic credentials.
The MSASS admission application is also the MSASS financial aid application. But, in order to be considered for need-based assistance including federal loans, you must also submit the following two applications:
1. The 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Mandel Federal School Code is E00084. This number should be listed on the FAFSA to ensure that we receive the results of your application. Graduate/professional students who are married must complete the form along with their spouses. If you require the paper FAFSA, you may
obtain this form by calling the FAFSA Helpline at: (800)-4FED-AID or (800)-433-3243. Watch out for these common errors when completing your FAFSA.
Please be sure your information is as accurate as possible. If you have not prepared your taxes before February 15, 2013, you may estimate the information on the application as best you can. As soon as your taxes are complete, please update the information on the site by logging onto the FAFSA web site and clicking on Making Corrections to a Processed FAFSA.
2. The online Case Financial Aid Application for 2013-2014 can be found at: My Financial Aid.
The Office of University Financial Aid will begin processing financial aid for graduate students in June 2013. Formal financial aid packages will be mailed. If additional information is needed, they will contact you by e-mail. Please check your Case e-mail regularly.
Once you are admitted, you will receive a user ID and PIN to activate your Case e-mail account. Afterward, you can log on to the new program to complete the Case financial aid application, check your application status, view your financial aid award, and accept/decline the loans for which you are eligible. The final step is to sign your promissory notes.
The Mandel School will begin making scholarship decisions in February to newly admitted students and will continue to award scholarships until funds are exhausted.
Please view the financial aid pages on our website. You will find information about the application process, cost of education, and second-year scholarship opportunities, as well as links to associated offices and other sources of financial aid. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance as you go about the aid application process. We look forward to working with you on your enrollment at the Mandel School.