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Transfer Students  

The Social Work department has Transfer Agreements with Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, Donnelly College and The Metropolitan Community Colleges. This link will help you determine what classes to take in order to be able to transfer your credits toward a bachelor's degree in social work at Avila University.  Better still, arrange an appointment with a social work faculty member who can help you understand how the Transfer Agreements work. 

Follow this link to read about the Program's policies and procedures related to Transfering courses from other universities.  There is also information on the linked page about the Program's Life Credit policy. 

The Social Work department has a significant proportion of transfer students and is accommodating to students of various ages and backgrounds. Students intending to transfer to Avila from other schools are encouraged to contact Maureen Carr at 816.501.3641 or email in order to set up an appointment with a faculty member of the social work department.   Meeting with a faculty member early in an educational career facilitates ease of transfer. Our social work faculty are always happy to talk with you about our program and answer your questions.  Many students planning to transfer to Avila's BSW program will meet with a faculty advisor while they are still attending the community college so that they make sure to take the courses they will need here.

The Avila Transfer Achievement Award provides up to $9,500 annually and is renewable. This award is determined by a transfer student's cumulative grade point average. Arrange for an official campus visit today in order to learn more about this Award!

Performance grants, work programs, federal Stafford Loans and PLUS/Alternative Loans are all available. In the last few years, several federal acts have been put in place to provide loan forgiveness for social work students.  Read more...

There are many types of financial aid available to first year, transfer and other outside students interested in attending Avila.  Click here to explore the affordability of an education at Avila.  To inquire about obtaining scholarships or other financial aid mentioned, please call the Avila University financial aid office at 816.501.3600.

Avila also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to assist any post-911 veterans, their spouses or children to attend our university with minimal cost.