Creative Writing (MFA) Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your graduate education. 

Current Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 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. 

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid. Also, review our financial aid and business services policies.

Semester Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Total
Tuition Rate $965 $965 $965 $965 $965 $965 $965  
Enrollment 3 units 6 units 8 units 3 units 6 units 8 units 3 units 37 Units
Total Tuition $2,895 $5,790 $7,720 $2,895 $5,790 $7,720 $2,895 $35,707
Campus Fee $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,470
Technology Fee $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $350
Total Cost $3,155 $6,050 $7,980 $3,155 $6,050 $7,980 $3,155 $37,527

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. 

MFA Grant

Award Amount

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.

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

To apply, please submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application. Federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

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. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.