Tuition, Housing & Meals (per term) $11,734
Application Fee $70
Graduation Residency $1,003
Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.
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.
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
State or Local Scholarship
Veteran Educational Assistance Program
Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
State or Local Military Assistance
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
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan