Tuition & Fees

International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

2018-2019

  • Semester tuition (12 credits, including residency):  $7,200.00
  • Residency tuition (3 credits, residency only):  $1,800.00
  • Single-room surcharge (per residency):  $1,000.00
  • Per-credit fee:  $600.00

MFA in Writing

Summer 2018 – Winter 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $11,882.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $877.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $12,759.00

MFA in Writing & Publishing

2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Annual tuition:  $31,836.00
  • Semester tuition:  $15,918.00
  • On-campus dormitory room:  $604.00/month

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Summer 2018 – Winter 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $11,882.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $877.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $12,759.00

MA in Art & Design Education

2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Annual tuition:  $23,400
  • Semester tuition:  $11,700

MFA in Graphic Design

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $13,689.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $614.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $14,303.00

MFA in Visual Art

Summer 2018 – Winter 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $12,538.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $877.00
  • Residency exhibition fee (per residency):  $491.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $13,906.00

MFA in Film

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $13,191.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $614.00
  • Residency exhibition fee:  $746.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $14,551.00

MFA in Music Composition

Summer 2018 – Winter 2019

  • Semester tuition (6 months):  $13,191.00
  • Room and board (per residency):  $614.00
  • Residency production fee:  $746.00
  • Total (per 6-month semester):  $14,551.00

FAFSA

Instructions

To apply for financial aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the same time as you submit your VCFA application. The VCFA School Code for the FAFSA is 003697.

Program Scholarships

MFA in Writing

  • The Writing Life Scholarship Fund
  • The Saddha Scholarship Fund
  • Lynda Hull Minority Scholarship Fund
  • The Upstreet Scholarship Fund
  • Poetry Scholarships
  • Slovenia and Cozumel Travel Scholarships

MFA in Writing & Publishing

Diversity Scholarships:

  • Indigenous Peoples Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • New American Scholarships
  • Veterans Scholarship
  • Writers of Color & LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships:

  • Emerging Writer Scholarship
  • Phoenix Books Howard Frank Mosher Scholarship

Partnered Institutions Scholarships, for graduates of:

  • Cambridge Writers’ Workshop
  • Champlain College, Professional Writing program
  • Saint Michael’s College, English Department

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

  • Alumni Gift Award
  • Angela Johnson Scholarship
  • Beyond Words Scholarship
  • Candlewick Picture Book Award
  • Critical Thesis Prize
  • Final Stretch Scholarship Fund
  • Flying Pig Grade-A, Number-One Ham Humor Award
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Prize
  • In a Nutshell Short Story Award
  • Marion Dane Bauer Scholarship
  • Norma Fox Mazer Award
  • Royce Reinvention Scholarship

MFA in Graphic Design

  • Future of Design Award of Merit
  • Form, Content, and Craft Award
  • Promise Award
  • AIGA Award

MFA in Visual Art

  • Dolan Foundation Minority Scholarships
  • The Levin/Lutz Prize
  • The Janet Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
  • Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

MFA in Film

  • Director’s Award
  • Innovation in Form and Content
  • Language of Film Award
  • Documentary Short Form
  • Emerging Screenwriter’s Award

MFA in Music Composition

  • Music Educator Award
  • Women Composers Fellowship
  • Regional Composers Scholarship
  • Composers Fellowship Award

Additional Scholarship Resources

General Information

In addition to the external resources below, we recommend students contact their undergraduate alumni organization to see if they offer scholarships to their alumni. Students searching for scholarships may also want to contact their local library for a list of local civic, non-profit, and religious organizations and local regional foundations that offer graduate scholarships.

Students can check their state department of education website for state-based scholarships and additional resources

Certain employers offer tuition reimbursements for advanced study. Check with your employer about any such programs and their requirements.

Other Targeted Scholarships

Religious Scholarships:

Scholarships for Low-Income Students:

Scholarships for Veterans:

External Scholarships by Program

MFA in Writing:

MFA in Graphic Design:

MFA in Visual Art:

MFA in Film:

MFA in Music Composition:

Questions?

Contact our Financial Aid Office

Lucy Bourgeault
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
802-828-8819
866-934-8232, ext. 8819
[email protected]