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Writing (MFA) | Master’s Degree

Bennington College

Description

One of the top low-residency programs in the country, the Bennington Writing Seminars is a two-year, rigorous exploration of craft. You commit as much to reading as to writing and critical literary analysis. You create bold new works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and may work in a dual-genre. You finish with a polished thesis and a critical paper. All this with the expert 1:1 guidance of acclaimed authors who develop a stake in your work. Our alumni, faculty, students, and staff publish work at the highest levels.

Cost Total Cost $48,014

  • Tuition, Housing & Meals (per term) $11,734

  • Application Fee $75

  • Graduation Residency $1,003

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    The Writing Seminars offer scholarships to the emerging voices we want to support and read. Awards are made through a combination of merit and need; there is no additional application process. In addition, we offer the Residential Teaching Fellowship, which provides full tuition remission for one term, plus housing and board.

    State or Local Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance
    Institutional Scholarship

  • Loans

    The federal student loan is the primary loan resource for most graduate students. Federal Grad PLUS loans may be available to MFA students if the federal unsubsidized student loan will not cover expenses.

    MFA students can borrow an amount covering the cost of tuition, residency, and an allowance for books, supplies, and transportation. Living costs during the period of non-residency are not covered by loans or other aid.

    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
    Private Loan
    Other Loan
    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan