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Tuition and Fees

We are pleased to continue our merit-based scholarship program for incoming students.

  • $8,570 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.

Payment Plan for Graduate Students

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 (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.

  • $1,400 housing fee for January 2020.

*Tuition is based upon the 2019-2020.


MFA students and faculty on a streetcar for a walking seminar about the lectores—the famous readers of the cigar factories.

brock workshop

MFA faculty Brock Clarke holds a workshop at the Don Cesar hotel where F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald used to frequent.

Arthur Flowers

Novelist and literary bluesman Arthur Flowers reads and sings in Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.

Nick Flynn

Guest Writer Nick Flynn is interviewed by Creative Loafing editor David Warner on stage at Falk Theater after his reading.


MFA faculty Richard Mathews instructs Kossiwa Logan in printing a broadside of Arthur Flowers’ work.