SOLA Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid


Tuition by Program

2024-2025 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)        $456   73         $33,310
MA in Kinesiology        $1,139   30         $34,170
MFA in Creative Writing        $1,509   42         $63,380
MFA in Dance        $965   60         $57,900
MA in Communication        $1,149   35         $40,216




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. We encourage all students to complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible.

Apply for FAFSA

Learn More About SMC Graduate Financial Aid

Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships

Some 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