It is the goal of the Graduate Program in Literary Arts to provide financial aid to all accepted students each year. While aid is not guaranteed, we are proud of our track record in this area: during the last decade, all incoming students who applied for financial support received it. Aid packages for Literary Arts students generally take the following forms:
In the first year, graduate students typically receive a fellowship or proctorship that pays a small monthly stipend and covers tuition, the health fee, and health insurance. Proctorships involve non-academic employment for a limited number of hours per week. Fellowships are awarded in recognition of merit and personal need, and do not require employment.
In the second year, all graduate students in good standing who are considered appropriately qualified will be awarded teaching assistantships. Teaching assistants teach one undergraduate writing workshop per semester, and receive in payment a full stipend, tuition, health fee, and health insurance.
Students who need additional funds can also apply for a Guaranteed Student Loan. To research loan borrowing options and other financing alternatives, including an Installment Payment plan, go to the Financing & Support page on the Graduate School website.
International students are eligible for all forms of aid except for federally- supported loans and federally-supported work study.
All applicants accepted into the Literary Arts Program are given full consideration for all forms of financial aid for which they are eligible.