Title IV-E Program Info - Repayment Requirements

Students are responsible for repaying the stipend, interest and collection costs, under the following circumstances:

  • Failure to complete all MSW requirements within the normative 2-year period (unless a hardship extension is granted)
  • Failure to accept appropriate employment
  • Failure to qualify for employment as a result of failing an interview, medical or psychological exam, or criminal clearance
  • Felony or misdemeanor conviction which disqualifies applicant for county employment, or any conviction involving harm to children
  • Voluntary termination of employment before completion of the work requirement (unless a hardship extension is granted)
  • Termination of employment before completion of the work requirement due to poor work or improper conduct
  • Violation of the NASW Code of Ethics 


    The University will determine interest rates, collection costs and repayment schedules. Full repayment must be made within five years.