Types of Financial Aid
The Mandel School offers three types of financial assistance to students admitted to the Master of Social Science Administration (MSSA) program.
- Field Stipends (Full-time Program)
The Mandel School, in collaboration with the University Financial Aid Office, administers a variety of financial aid programs. Accepted students may be eligible for one or a combination of the following financial aid programs:
- Dean’s Scholarship – this is a tuition scholarship that is awarded to incoming students. Selection will be made by the Dean on the recommendation of faculty and staff. Dean’s Scholarships are renewable.
- Mandel Scholars Award – this is a tuition scholarship that is awarded to an incoming student and returning student entering his or her second year. Selection will be made by the Dean on the recommendation of faculty and staff. Students selected for this award are required to prepare and present a colloquium on the topic of leadership and social work – open to all Mandel
School faculty, staff and students. Mandel Scholarships are renewable.
- Merit-Based Scholarships – these scholarships that are awarded to incoming full-time students annually. Merit scholarship decisions are made in February. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee. Merit-Based Scholarships are renewable.
- Need-Based Scholarships are based on academic merit and/or financial need. These scholarship awards are made to incoming students enrolled in the full-time and intensive weekend programs. Need-Based Scholarships are renewable.
- Field Stipend – all students enrolled in the full-time program earn a monthly stipend through their required field education experience. These funds may assist students in meeting their direct (tuition) and indirect (living) expenses throughout the academic year.
- Financial Assistance for Veterans – The Yellow Ribbon Program gives eligible veterans and their dependents the opportunity to attend college and other approved training programs. MSASS and the Veterans Administration cover tuition and fees for Yellow Ribbon participants during each academic term.
- Student Loans – (Private and Federal). For more information, visit the University Financial Aid Office.