MFA Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The MFA Low Residency Programs consist of 4 on-campus residencies, each followed by a low-residency semester, and a final graduation residency. Students may enter the program in any semester. Every fifth residency in the MFA in Creative Writing program takes place overseas.

2016 – 2017
Per Semester Tuition & Fees (includes the preceeding residency)
MFA in Creative Writing $9253
MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts $9233
Additional Residency Charges
5th Graduation Residency 50% of semester tuition
Creative Writing Overseas Residency Surcharge
(includes lodging, all breakfasts, 4 dinners, ground transportation)
$500

Financial Aid Options

Students in the MFA in Creative Writing Program are eligible for Federal Stafford Student Loans, and for both GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program (Post 9/11 GI Bill) financial aid.


SNC Scholarships

Several merit- and/or need-based scholarships are available from the Office of Graduate Admissions for MFA in Creative Writing students.

SNC Tuition Scholarships: $4000 per semester for four active semesters

Exceptional Manuscript Scholarship: based on outstanding merit of the manuscript. Scholarship application not required.

International Student Scholarship: just what it says.

Trailhead Scholarship: for students entering in the spring semester.

SNC Residency Scholarship: To offset residency and travel costs for five active residencies

Two Pines Travel Scholarship: up to $1,000.00 per residency.

To apply:
Scholarship Application Deadlines

For Fall Semester: July 1

For Spring Semester: December 1

Questions? Contact:

Sophie Cherry
Program Coordinator and Graduate Admissions Counselor
scherry@sierranevada.edu
775-881-7520


External Funding Sources

 

The Elizabeth George Foundation

Post Office Box 1429
Langley, Washington 98260
Website: http://elizabethgeorgeonline.com/foundation/index.htm

The Elizabeth George Foundation awards grants to individuals for attending accredited MFA programs.

 

Institute for Humane Studies

3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington VA 22201
Phone: (800) 697-8799
Email: ihs@gmu.edu
Web: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowships

Institute for Humane Studies awards up to $15,000 to support graduate students worldwide whose work relates to liberty in society.

Creative Capital

65 Bleeker St 7th floor
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 598-9900
Email: info@creative-capital.org
Web: http://creative-capital.org/

Creative Capital funds innovative artists and writers through direct funding, professional development, and counsel.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 547-6926
Email: pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org
Web: http://www.pdsoros.org/

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships award up to $90,000 through tuition and stipend support for children of immigrant parents.

For International Students

The Institute of International Education and Fulbright Awards

Website: http://www.fundingusstudy.org/

International students looking for funding for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Sierra Nevada College should inquire about available resources at their local American Embassy.

Education USA

Website: http://www.educationusa.info/5_steps_to_study/graduate_step_1_research_your_options.php#top

General information on how to fund graduate work in the U.S.

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