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Florida State University College of Social Work

City Year is proud to partner with Florida State University's College of Social Work, one of the nation’s leading institutions for social work education, offering tuition waivers.

Florida State University’s College of Social Work offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

Tuition waivers

Up to two City Year applicants per year will be awarded tuition waivers to cover the cost of nine graduate credit hours per academic semester towards a full-time master’s degree program at the main campus in Tallahassee, Florida. The nine credit hours tuition waiver is renewable for up to six semesters, including summer semesters.

Most students take 12-15 credit hours per semester. Students who receive a tuition waiver for nine of these credits are responsible for tuition payments for the additional credit hours.

Tuition waivers are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

Eligible programs

Please visit the Master of Social Work’s program page to view program availability, study information and coursework descriptions for each of the following tracks of the Master of Social Work program. Each track offers an advanced standing option.

  • clinical
  • social leadership

Dual degree programs

  • Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Social Work/Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Social Work/Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Social Work/Master of Science in criminology

Additional benefits

  • The application fee must be paid when applying. However, the cost of the application, contingent on acceptance and enrollment, will be added to the total stipend received as part of the recipient’s graduate assistantship. Graduate assistants are hired in order to support faculty research and program administration.
  • Enrollment deferral: a one-year deferral for students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve additional time with City Year before starting their studies with the College of Social Work.

Why City Year loves Florida State University’s College of Social Work

Florida State University’s College of Social Work prepares students for life after college through an extensive field education program, which provides on-the-job training and experience at countless locations across the globe. As the college continues to evolve and expand, it remains steadfast in its commitment to produce well-rounded graduates who are uniquely qualified to make a difference in the world.

To apply

Visit the College of Social Work’s graduate admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

If available, please check the “City Year” box on the online application. Otherwise, please contact the Master of Social Work Program Director, Fran Gomory, at and state your interest in applying to the program, your affiliation with City Year and reference our partnership.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

Upon admission to the program, City Year scholarship recipients will have the cost of their application added to the total stipend they receive as part of their graduate assistantship.

To be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with “FSU CSW: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your AmeriCorps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to the admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (850) 644-4751 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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