Graduate Program: Financial Information

Over the last two decades, all incoming MFA students received full funding; packages for Literary Arts students generally take the following forms:

In the first year, all graduate students receive a fellowship that pays a monthly stipend and covers tuition, the health fee, and health insurance. Fellowships do not require employment or teaching. The stipend for the 2015-2016 academic year is $11,850.

Between the first and second academic year, students in good standing receive a summer stipend of $2,500.

In the second year, all graduate students in good standing who are qualified will be awarded teaching assistantships.  Teaching assistants teach one undergraduate writing workshop per semester, and receive a full stipend, tuition, health fee, and health insurance. The stipend for the 2015-2016 academic year is $23,700.

Stipends are paid monthly, in equal installments.

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.