Financial Aid and Scholarship
Financial Aid Information
Information about financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study) available at Hunter is provided in order to assist you in meeting the costs of enrollment at Silberman. There are two primary resources for financial assistance information for students at Silberman:
1. Hunter College Financial Aid Office
695 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10065
2. Scholarship and Financial Aid Office of Silberman SSW
2180 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10035
For more information on scholarships, please contact 212 396-7626
Silberman SSW Scholarship Application
Click here to download.
Federal Loan Programs
The Hunter College Financial Aid Office is also responsible for administering federal loan programs. To learn about these programs, go to: www.hunter.cuny.edu/finaid. The Financial Aid Office website provides details about:
- Federal Direct Loans (William D. Ford Direct Loan Program)
- Federal Perkins Loans
- New York State Tuition Assistance (grants)
- Federal Work-Study
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Specific information about financial aid for graduate students is available at www.hunter.cuny.edu/finaid/gradstudents.
New York State Financial Aid
Students who want to apply for federal and New York State financial aid can complete applications in one online session at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In addition, students who want to request a Federal Direct Loan must request the loan online at www.hunter.cuny.edu/finaid/dirloan.html.
School of Social Work Scholarships and Financial Aid
The Scholarship and Financial Aid Office of Silberman SSW will provide you with information on financing your SSW education. We have several different scholarships that we administer specifically for social work students.
1. Dorothy and Alfred Silberman Tuition Waivers. Awarded on the basis of financial need. To qualify, you must be a matriculated student (Two-Year, Advanced-Standing, Accelerated, Dual-Degree) who is enrolled in field work and who is applying for a federal loan or an OYR student in the unusual circumstance of temporary unemployment.
2. Amy Watkins Scholarship. Awarded annually to one incoming student majoring in Community Organization and Planning & Development (CO&PD). Applications for this award will be mailed to all incoming students who are majoring in CO&PD. The Amy Watkins Scholarship Committee selects the recipient.
3. Rose Biller Scholarships. These awards are sponsored by UJA Federation and available to Jewish students who live in the five boroughs of NYC and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. Applications are available on the agency website: www.ujafedny.org. Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Office of Hunter College SSW at 129 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10065, not to the agency.
4. Grants for substitute child care. A limited number of grants may be available to students who demonstrate financial need and who require child care or payment for after-school programs. Grants are most often awarded to single parents.
5. Other Hunter College SSW Awards and Stipends. Other awards are available after the first year of matriculation and are based on performance in the program as well as financial need. There are a limited number of stipends provided by agencies in which students are completing their field practicum requirements. The Field Education Office will notify students if they have been awarded a stipend. Most stipends are not available until the second year of the program.
Other Sources of Scholarship Assistance
Additional sources of information that School of Social Work students have found helpful include:
- National Association of Social Workers Foundation
- Pride Foundation-LGBTQ Community Foundation
- UJA Federation of New York
- League of United Latin American Citizens
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- National Association of Social Workers NYC Chapter
- United Way of Westchester and Putnam