Field Education - Stipend Programs - CalSWEC- Title IV-E Program

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Carol Mroz, MSW
CalSWEC Project Coordinator
(323) 343-5705


 California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) - Title IV-E Program


The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program is a partnership among Schools of Social Work, public human service agencies and other related professional organizations to facilitate the integration of education and practice and assure that effective, culturally competent service is delivered to the people of California.  Funded through Title IV-E monies, CalSWEC provides financial support to MSW students in exchange for a commitment to work in a public child welfare agency, within the State of California, for a minimum of one year for every year of support received.

Two Year Stipend Program: The CalSWEC Title IV-E stipend program provides for two years of support, at $18,500 per year, for students enrolled in the Children, Youth, Women and Families (CYWF) concentration.

Three Year Stipend Program: Students eligible to apply for the part-time (3 year) CalSWEC reimbursement program must be employees of the Department of Children and Family Services.  All part-time applicants must provide a letter of support from their agency administrator/director. Students participating in the program sign a contract to render one year of continuous and satisfactory full-time employment in their home public child welfare agency for each year of IV-E education support. Once contracted, the student receives full tuition and fees, costs for required books and mileage to school field sites.

Admission:  To be considered for a stipend, students must:

  1. Be in the Children, Youth, Women, and Families (CYWF) concentration.
  2. Complete the “Application for Public Child Welfare Stipend Program” included in the acceptance packet and return it with a Letter of Intent to the MSW Admissions Office within two weeks of acceptance into the program.
  3. Be invited to an oral interview conducted by a panel including a CalSWEC Field Faculty member.