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MFA Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition rates and other fees are available on the Tuition and Fees page.

Program Support and Opportunities

While currently the program is unable to offer support to students, one of our top priorities is to find ways, through student employment, assistantships and stipends, to offer financial support to as many students as possible on a merit basis. Already, regional and local students will have opportunities to work on campus in the Saunders Writing Center

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the MFA program are considered full-time for financial aid purposes and are eligible for federal Direct Loans. Interested students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year they wish to receive aid. Your financial aid counselor will send you a financial aid award letter detailing your loan eligibility, instructions on how to accept your loans and other documents required before your aid may be disbursed.

Students eligible for veterans' educational benefits may also use these funds to assist with program costs.

Learn more about how to apply and types of aid available.


We are pleased to continue our merit-based scholarship program for incoming students. Before the January 2017 residency, we will award merit-based scholarships in three separate rounds. In order to be considered for the second round, submit your application and supporting documents before Oct. 31, 2016. and are online scholarship search engines which allow students to search for scholarships by degree type or by subject area.