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Child Welfare Stipend Payback Process

All students receiving a child welfare stipend commit to working for a Colorado county department of human services or Tribal child welfare agency in a child welfare capacity for one year post-graduation for each academic year they receive funding.

Graduates must locate a job within two months of graduation. If they are unable to locate a job within the contractual timeframe, they may be approved for an extension on a case-by-case basis. Graduates must demonstrate efforts to secure employment and stay in regular communication with stipend program staff, in order to be approved for an extension.

BSSW graduates may defer work payback if they are accepted into the MSW program.

Students who do not meet the requirements of the BSSW or MSW programs, field placements, security clearance or work requirements will be required to financial repay the stipend, including interest and any associated collections costs.

Have you completed your work payback? Submit the Child Welfare Stipend Work Payback Form !

Questions? Contact: Lara Bruce, Child Welfare Stipend Coordinator, or 303-605-7010.

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Main Office
Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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Our MSW and BSSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education - the sole accrediting body for social work education.