SOLA Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

SOLA Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid SOLA Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tuition by Program

2022-2023 Tuition

Students are billed tuition per unit for each semester they are enrolled in courses. Tuition can be paid in full or through a monthly payment plan set up through the business office. Tuition is subject to change between cohorts and books and materials are extra.


Program        Cost per unit        Units      Total Program Cost
LEAP (BA)          $462     70           $32,340
MA in Kinesiology          $1,106     30           $33,180
MFA in Creative Writing          $1,465     42           $61,530
MFA in Dance          $937     60           $56,220
MA in Communications 4+1          $1,076     28           $30,128




Apply for Saint Mary’s Scholarships

Our institutional scholarships address both need and merit. Every applicant is considered for graduate scholarships when they apply. As a result, we encourage you to apply early to your program to maximize your opportunities.

View Saint Mary’s Graduate Scholarships

Apply for Outside Scholarships

Independent organizations and corporations offer a variety of scholarships.


Financial Aid

Apply for FAFSA

If you haven’t already, be sure to apply for federal aid through FAFSA using SMC’s school code: 001302. It’s first-come-first-serve, so complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible after October 1, 2022. Final FAFSA application deadline for all other federal aid: June 30, 2023.

Apply for FAFSA

Learn More About SMC Graduate Financial Aid

Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships

Most graduate programs at the School of Liberal Arts offer teaching assistantships, fellowships and tutoring positions for those who qualify.  You can apply for these by indicating that you are interested in the application.  More specific information is available from each program's department.


Collin Skeen
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment