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MFA Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

We are pleased to continue our merit-based scholarship program for incoming students. Before the June 2017 residency, we will award merit-based scholarships in three separate rounds. In order to be considered for the final round, submit your application and supporting documents before May 26, 2017.

  • $8,815 per term. Includes tuition, fees, lunch and residency activities.* This total is for a full-time course load of 12 graduate credit hours per term.
  • $1,500 for the fifth, culminating residency


Students enrolled in the MFA program are eligible to participate in a payment plan that allows students to remit payment of 50 percent of the balance per semester. The deferred balance will be due 30 days from the last day of the semester. Students who receive financial aid are not eligible to participate in this plan.  

Graduate and Part-time Student Tuition Payment Plan (Summer 2014 - May Term 2015) (PDF)

Housing Fees (optional)

Students are not required to live in housing provided by the University, though University-arranged housing is available for each residency. The MFA program partners with local hotels for housing during the residency period. Hotels are typically within walking distance of campus.

  • $1,200 housing fee for calendar year 2017
*Tuition is based upon the 2016-2017 academic year.