Funding the MFA

Funding is an important component to consider when applying to an MFA in Creative Writing program


At Saint Mary's the creative writing MFA degree program offers partial tuition scholarships to every student. We strive to offer an affordable MFA program that connects students to paid opportunities, such as teaching fellowships, campus assistantships, community partner internships and loans. Tuition for the 2021-2022 year is $29,500.

Campus jobs are available to students, as well as Resident Director positions available via application through campus housing. There are development grants administered by the college to support student conference attendance and professional development

Loans are a separate process from scholarships. You'll need to complete a FAFSA to apply for federal loans, which are available to all incoming students. You can find out more about federal graduate student loans on the financial aid website. For more information on Federal Student Financial Aid Programs, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.