• The Creative Writing Programs

  •  Tuition, Scholarships, and Graduate Assistantships

    Tuition, Scholarships, and Graduate Assistantships

    Tuition 

    MFA tuition is $507 per credit, $2,028 per (4 credit) course for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

    Scholarships

    Hamline University recognizes the important role that scholarships and graduate assistantships serve in helping students finance their education. In addition to the resources listed below, Hamline provides information on external scholarships and awards for its MFA in Creative Writing students.

    Merit Scholarships--25% of overall tuition

    • Hamline offers annual scholarships to those incoming students whose application materials demonstrate the most promise. The scholarship is awarded to 10% of incoming students.

    Shirley White Pearl Annual Scholarship--$2,000

    • This scholarship is available to MFA students who are pursuing their degree full time and who demonstrate the highest potential for artistic excellence.

    Richard P. Bailey Endowed Scholarship--$1,000

    Graduate Teaching Assistantships

    Teach ENG 1110--$4,000 stipend

    • Three or four MFA students are chosen each year to teach the undergraduate course "Reading and Writing Texts."
    • To be considered, MFA students must have completed the course "Composition Theory & Pedagogy."

    Co-Teach WRIT 1100--$2,000 stipend

    • Three MFA students co-teach the undergraduate course "Introduction to Creative Writing" each year. 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.
        

    Graduate Assistantships


     Water~Stone Review Assistant Editors--$1,000 stipend

    • 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 literary review. Assistant editors work closely with the faculty editor to screen manuscripts and help with the operation of the spring class.

    Hamline Marketing Department

    • Each year one student is selected to serve as the CWP liaison to Hamline's marketing department for 10 hours per week.
        

    Financial Aid

    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 finaid@hamline.edu and a financial aid counselor will contact you.

    OTHER FEES  

    Facilities Fee (per credit)     $3
    Degree Program Fee (new students) $190
    International Student Fee $270
    Course Materials (as required by instructor)   variable
    Water~Stone Review (optional) $15
    Thesis Binding Fee $75
  • On Assistantships

    "The teaching assistantship was one of the best learning experiences I have had at Hamline. I learned not just how to be a better teacher, but how to be a better reader and writer as well. As a result, I feel confident going into a job search with quality teaching experience on my resume, and I'm grateful to have a semester's worth of experience to draw from when I get a job."

    -- Amy Peterson, '14 MFA