What is Title IV-E?
The Title IV-E Program provides professional educations and monetary assistance to undergraduate and graduate social work students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare.
Who qualifies for a Title IV-E stipend?
All students interested in pursuing a career in public child welfare enrolled in the following School of Social Work programs.
- BASW Program
- Advanced Standing Program
- 2-Year MSW Program
- 3-Year MSW Program (on campus & online)
Is the program 2 or 3 years?
How much money is awarded?
Where is the Title IV-E office located?
Fourth floor of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building room, SB-402.
Applying / Awards Process
How do I apply for the Title IV-E stipend?
BASW Students: complete the additional Title IV-E stipend application.
MSW Students: apply for the MSW program via Cal State Apply and complete the additional Title IV-E program application.
Classes / Field
What days will I be in field placement?
All Title IV-E students are in field placement on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
How many hours are required for internship/field placement?
Advanced Standing: 20 hours per week, 600 hours per year.
BASW, 2-Year, and 3-Year MSW Programs: 16 hours per week, 480 hours per year.
Are there any additional classes I need to take as a Title IV-E student?
Yes, undergraduate students need to take SW 3200 and graduate students need to take SW 6038. Graduate research projects of Title IV-E recipients need to be on a topic relevant to Public Child Welfare.
What kind of work will I do when working in Public Child Welfare?
What happens if I am not employed by a qualifying agency after graduation?
You have up to 1 year to find employment in a qualifying agency. If you are already employed by a qualifying agency, you have six months to secure employment.