Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Information regarding financial aid for students in the Master of Fine Arts Program is posted on the Graduate School Financial Aid page.

2018-2019 Tuition Rates

AWP student membership is included in the $732 per credit hour cost. Additional fees or costs are listed below.

Tuition Schedule, Beginning Fall 2017

Year Semester Course Cost
1 Summer English 501 $2,196
1 Fall English 631 $6,588
1 Spring English 632 $6,588
2 Summer English 502 $2,196
2 Fall English 633 $6,588
2 Spring English 701 $6,588
Final Residency (End of 2nd Year) English 503 $2,196
Total 45 Credits $32,940

NOTE: * Tuition rates are subject to change. We will do our best to inform you of these changes. 

Residency Only Fees:

Individuals interested in attending the residency only are invited to apply as a non-degree student. Rates for non-degree students are the same as for degree-track students.

Additional Fees:

A distance education fee of $15/credit hour was added for all online courses beginning spring 2017. 

Meals and lodging during the residency are optional. For more information about room and board, visit Summer Residency Room and Board.

There is a $100 fee to graduate, which is charged by the Registrar's office. 

If you are applying for financial aid, there is an additional processing fee for loans. Check with the financial aid office for current rates. 

Optional Cost for Use of Athletic Facilities

Note: During summer residencies, MFA students and faculty members may purchase a $20 two-week membership to the recreation center. This membership can be purchased the first day of the residency from the Sports Science and Recreation Center Help Desk.

The Sports Science and Recreation Center was completed in spring 2006. Facilities include a 25-yard long pool, high dive, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, racquetball courts, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor soccer, track, rock climbing wall, simulated golf, ping pong, pool tables, etc.

Interested? Talk with Graduate Admissions

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