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Kansas University’s MFA: $14K but no healthcare

Kansas University‘s Lydia Ash, Graduate Secretary: “We try to fund (with a GTAship) all students accepted to our program—MAs, MFAs, and PhDs. The current stipend is $14,000. GTA appointments pay up to to nine hours of credit per semester, but does not cover insurance or campus fees.

Here are our admissions numbers the past few years. ‘Complete’ means a complete application that was considered for admission. ‘Admit’ is how many students we offered admission to the program, and ‘Accept’ is how many students took our offer. MA 1 is Literature, MA 2 is Composition and Rhetoric. For the PhDs, CR is Composition and Rhetoric, CW is Creative Writing, and Lit is Literature tracks.”

Fa2013 Complete Admit Accept
MA 1 28 11 5
MA 2 1 0 0
MFA 75 12 6
PhD CR 5 1 1
PhD CW 27 9 6
PhD Lit 43 15 6
179 48 24
Fa2014 Complete Admit Accept
MA 1 32 13 5
MA 2 8 3 2
MFA 70 10 6
PhD CR 7 4 2
PhD CW 43 8 6
PhD Lit 26 7 5
186 45 26
Fa2015 Complete Admit Accept
MA 1 13 4 1
MA 2 6 4 2
MFA 65 6 2
PhD CR 10 6 3
PhD CW 27 4 3
PhD Lit 26 5 3
147 29 14

 

 

 

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University of South Carolina reduces stipend

University of South Carolina at Columbia: Due to a state law, first-year students entering without 18 hours of graduate credit receive, during their first year, an instructional assistantship that confers in-state tuition status and provides half tuition in addition to an annual stipend ($8,125 in 2012). After their first year, they move into a teaching assistantship with full funding.

The reduced stipend is compared to the full funding of “$12,800 in 2012.”

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Las Vegas

University of Las Vegas, NV: “Students are responsible for 1/3 of their own healthcare at a minimum. The school offers about $1,000 to supplement the annual healthcare cost but only when funds are available.”