The Creative Writing ProgramsMS-A1730Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location:1500 Englewood AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104Google map itAnika EidePrograms Coordinator651email@example.com
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MFA tuition is $492 per credit, $1,968 per course, $23,616 for degree.
A small number of partial tuition scholarships (quarter tuition remission) are available to incoming MFA candidates who are pursuing their degree full time and who demonstrate the highest potential for artistic excellence. Among these is the Shirley White Pearl Annual Scholarship of $2,000 a year. Decisions are made based on the quality of an applicant's writing sample and application.
Richard P. Bailey Endowed Scholarship This
scholarship, named for former Hamline president Richard Bailey, assists
a writer in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program who has
demonstrated financial need and excellent writing ability. The award
amount is $1,000. To apply, please submit fifteen pages of creative work
from a current or recent class. A cover sheet should include your name,
contact information, how far you are in the program, what genre you are
working in, and your Hamline I.D. number. The FAFSA (Free Application
for Federal Student Aid) needs to be completed in order to be considered
for the scholarship, and can be found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Materials must be submitted to The Creative Writing Programs, 1536
Hewitt Ave, MS-A1730, St. Paul, MN 55104, attn: Anika Eide, by April
1st, 2013. The recipient will be notified by letter, and the award will
be applied to Fall 2013 tuition.
Financial aid is available to all MFA candidates in creative writing. It is not necessary to have an admission decision to begin the financial aid process. For information, please go to the Hamline financial aid website. You can also email the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org and a financial aid counselor will contact you.
Hamline offers the following graduate teaching assistantships to qualified MFA students:
Teach ENG 1110 Each year the Hamline English Department hires 3-4 MFA students to teach sections of ENG 1110, "Reading and Writing Texts." To be considered, MFA students must have completed the course, "Composition Theory & Pedagogy." The stipend is $4,000.
Co-Teach WRIT 1100 CWP hires 3 MFA students a year to co-teach WRIT 1100, "Introduction to Creative Writing." Students work closely with the coordinator to facilitate the successful operation of the course and teach a weekly breakout session. To be considered, MFA students must have completed the course, "Composition Theory & Pedagogy," and 24 graduate credits in the MFA program. The stipend is $2,000.
Hamline offers the following graduate assistantships to qualified MFA students:
Hamline MagazineA select number of MFA students are awarded stipends to write feature stories and articles for Hamline's alumni magazine.
Assistant Editors of Water~Stone Review. Each year three students are selected to serve as Assistant Editors-one each in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction-of The Creative Writing Program's award-winning national review. Assistant Editors, each of whom receives at $500 stipend, work closely with the faculty editor to screen manuscripts and help with the operation of the spring class.
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"I'm a poet, but through the program I began writing essays for the first time and had one published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I've definitely been pushed out of my comfort zone, but that's what you want. If I wanted to stay within my comfort zone, I could have stayed home."
-- Norita Dittberner-Jax, current student
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