We are strongly committed to making the degree accessible and affordable. Estimates of annual expenses and payment options are available from the admissions office.
The program offers artist scholarships, loans and possible on-campus employment. The artist fellowship is based both on merit and need. The fellowships, which range from full to partial tuition, are awarded each year to incoming students.
Entering students must apply for the artist scholarship at the same time that they apply for admission.
Student loans are not available to international students.
All candidates applying for a fellowship/financial aid must complete the FAFSA form. This form is available online. The recommended date of completion is Feb. 1.
There is free wi-fi available on campus and at White Oak. If you have a lap-top or desk top computer it will be helpful to bring it with you. There are computer labs on campus and at White Oak for both PC and Mac users. For the program, you can use either a PC or Mac – it is your preference. You will do a lot of video filming and sharing during your studies this summer and for the remainder of your MFA. It is helpful if you have your own video camera. The style and brand is up to you – from a Flip to any camcorder, you just need to be able to connect the data to a computer from the camera. There are cameras available for check out from the department for no charge.
Students are not required to purchase any additional software for the program. The Intermedia class is taught in the face to face summer semester, so all students have access to the software in the computer labs where their Intermedia classes are held and where they have access after hours for homework. Any other purchases needed for the Fall or Spring online course work include only some books, with no additional computer software needed. All required books are clearly published at registration and in all course syllabi.