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CPS Employees

If you are a current CPS employee wanting to further your education by obtaining a Master’s degree in Social Work, please read below to find out more about the Title IV-E stipend program.


Who is Eligible?

  • Employee must meet all Texas State and School of Social Work admission requirements. 
  • Employee must be in a Title IV-E position for at least one year.
  • Employee must have regional CPS approval.


How do I start the process?

If you feel you meet the eligibility requirements, contact your supervisor and your regional liaison listed below. Agency requirements are subject to workforce needs and are determined on an annual basis.


Feedback from CPS employees who received the Title IV-E stipend:

-Personally, it helped me accomplish a very important goal – obtain my Master’s Degree. Financially, the stipend program assisted me with the burden of having to take on another loan. Unlike my undergraduate degree, I did not have to worry about repaying a loan.  Professionally, obtaining my MSW has added credibility to the work I perform. 

-The Title IV-E program has benefited me by opening up more doors for me.

-I highly recommend the program. The knowledge and experience gained are a tremendous reward to both you and the clients you serve.    

-Every chance I get I encourage caseworkers to apply.  It's a great program and it is doable.  I tell them that there are lots of us who can lend support and help with ideas.

-Definitely worth it! Have a plan on how you are going to balance work, school, and your personal life. Don’t pass up free school!


For additional information, please review the Title IV-E Frequently Asked Questions and if you have additional questions you may contact:

Region 7: Martha Wildberger, Grant Director       Region 8: Richard Brooks, Grant Specialist

512-834-3217 or                          210-337-3582 or

All other regions: Please contact your Regional Operations Support Administrator (ROSA).

For information about the admissions process:

MSW Admissions

Graduate College