Hi All, University of Maryland at College Park is now part of the official list of fully funded MFA programs! Check out their funding, application requirements, and admissions to see whether it's a good fit for you.
Hi All, Rutgers University at Camden is now part of the official list of fully funded MFA programs. For the first time this fall, Rutgers will be offering full funding for all students along with tuition remittance and healthcare. This is great news-- the more fully funded programs, the better! I'm in correspondence with a few… Continue reading New School Added: Rutgers Camden
Thanks to all of you for your input on the stipend ranking. I've updated the list to include the average rental pricing for a 1BR in the city as well as a link to a more comprehensive cost of living website for each city. My intention is to give you a quick glance at how viable… Continue reading Program Stipends
This month, I was interviewed by The Writer Mag about Affording the MFA and its offerings for its May/June issue. But it got me thinking about the minimum stipend, which was set at $9K in 2012 to include a broader listing of schools. Since 2012, more programs have cropped up, and stipends have increased, even… Continue reading A New Minimum Standard?
Boston University has been added to Affording the MFA! This is the first year the program is offering full funding to all students: "All admitted students for 2015-16 will receive full tuition coverage and a stipend (most requiring teaching) of $12,800. In addition, each will receive a Global Fellowship allowing for travel, writing, and study… Continue reading New School Added: Boston University
Wisconsin's page has been updated thanks to Judith Claire Mitchell, MFA Director of Wisconsin's MFA program. Check out what she has to say about funding and admissions here. Stay tuned for Affording the MFA's interviews with directors and professors in June and July. Mitchell's interview will be published on June 29!