2023-2024 Tuition and Fees
The tuition and fee rates for the 2023-2024 academic year are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. Your costs may also be different if you enroll in a different number of units each semester than the tracks outlined below.
|Semester||Summer 1||Fall 1||Spring 1||Summer 2|
|Enrollment||3 units||6 units||8 units||3 units|
|Graduate Activities Fee||N/a||$87||$87||N/a|
|Semester (cont.)||Fall 2||Spring 2||Summer 3||Total|
|Enrollment||6 units||8 units||3 units||37 Units|
|Graduate Activities Fee||$87||$87||N/a||$348|
Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-Study
There are many ways to afford a graduate education. Here are just a few:
Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses.
All students in the MFA Program receive a MFA Grant of $300 for each term of enrollment in the program, for up to a total of 3 years.
How to Apply
In order for the MFA Grant to be awarded, students must complete the Dominican Financial Aid Application.
The University has some endowed scholarships funded by generous donors available to students in the MFA program. The amounts and availability of these scholarships vary each year. Recipients are selected by program faculty and the Office of Financial Aid usually between November and February of the academic year in which they are awarded.
Visit Outside Scholarships to learn more about local, public and private scholarships. Good luck!
Federal loans are available to help graduate students meet the cost of attending Dominican. Most graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 each award year in Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additional federal and private loans are available if needed
How to Apply
Learn about what types of loans are available on the Graduate Loans page.
Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses.