MFA in Writing & Publishing (Residential)

Tuition & Scholarships

VCFA is committed to helping our students pay for graduate school. 100% of students entering the MFA in Writing & Publishing program receive funding. Discounts range from $1000 merit scholarships to $10,000 working fellowships.

MFA in Writing & Publishing awards unnamed scholarships to students based on need (FAFSA required) and merit. In addition to the unnamed scholarships, VCFA offers several additional distinguished opportunities, based on financial need and merit as well as exceptional qualification and strength of proposal:

Tamarack Award
Hunger Mountain Fellowship
Quetzal Scholarship
Publishing & Fieldwork Teaching Assistantship

  • Annual tuition (2017-2018): $30,320.00
  • Annual on-campus dormitory: $575.00/month

Other fees may apply.

View Available Scholarships & Fellowships

Tuition Policy

Enrollment Deposit Fee

New students are required to pay an enrollment deposit fee (see tuition and fee schedule) prior to their initial residency or registration. The deposit is applied to the matriculated student’s first semester of tuition and fees.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy

The withdrawal must be in writing and should be sent directly to either the student’s program office or the Registrar’s Office. The date of withdrawal is the earlier of:

  • Date the student notifies the college; or 
  • Ending date of the previous term if the student fails to register for a new term. 

It is understood that a student who fails to notify Vermont College of Fine Arts of withdrawal from the program or semester is obligated for all tuition assessed for the complete semester. Students who withdraw prior to the end of the semester should refer to the current tuition policies statement for information about appropriate tuition refunds. The amount of the refund, if applicable, will be determined by the effective date of the withdrawal and the balance of the student’s account, after financial aid adjustments, as of the withdrawal date. 

Financial aid adjustments are based on federal guidelines. Tuition is partially reversed or refunded when students withdraw completely from the program or go on leave after a semester has begun. The amount of the refund, if applicable, will be determined by the effective date of the withdrawal. Please see the Withdrawal & Refunds section of the Student Handbook for more specific details on the withdrawal and refund schedule.