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BCSSW Students Reflect on 'Why Social Work?'

'Why Social Work?'

It is always a a good time to reflect on where we are in our lives, and where we would like to go. Members of the BCSSW Macro Social Work Student Group gathered to do just this, in a new workshop convened by Professors Tiziana Dearing and Margaret Lombe entitled "Remembering Your Why." Read more on the Blog »

BCSSW Student Named Harvard Kennedy School Rappaport Fellow

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First-year MSW candidate Alexandra Rabasco has been awarded a Rappaport Institute Public Policy Fellowship for the upcoming summer, where she will work directly with Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders. Read more on the Blog »


Loan Forgiveness & Repayment

Loan Cancellation for Federal Perkins Loan

Check with Boston College Office of Student Services (617-552-3300) or your employer's personnel office to determine eligibility. Early intervention services or services for high risk children from low income communities may be applicable.

National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) unites underserved communities with thousands of dedicated clinicians. The NHSC provides a Loan Repayment Program to fully trained providers with qualified educational loans (maximum $25,000) if they choose to serve at an eligible site. Applicants must agree to provide primary care services in a priority health professional shortage area for a minimum of two years. Clinical Social Workers are possible candidates for the program.

National Health Service Corps
2070 Chain Bride Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182

National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts

Resources on loan repayment options from the National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts.


AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, engages more than 40,000 Americans in intensive, results-driven service each year. Most AmeriCorps members are selected by and serve with local and national organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Others serve in AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). After their term of service, AmeriCorps members receive education awards to help finance college or pay back student loans.

1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
TTY: 202-606-3472

Teach for America

Teach for America places members in schools where they are often eligible for loan deferral or forbearance.

Teach for America
P.O. Box 5114
New York, NY 10185