International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

Tuition, Fees & Scholarships

VCFA is committed to providing a progressive and affordable education in the arts.

Our commitment includes helping our students pay for graduate school through merit scholarships, need-based scholarships, as well as program-specific fellowships. We provide support in accessing educational loans, external scholarships, and payment plans.

All applicable fees and charges are payable in advance of enrollment. Tuition is due on a semester basis on the first day of each new semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition & Fees

  • Total program (64 credits):¬†$38,400

Merit Scholarships

  • Scholarships will be awarded each academic year, for candidates in any of our three genres.
  • Applicants for the scholarship must apply between January 15 and May 1 and the successful candidate(s) may elect to begin by attending their first residency either in the following Fall (September) or Spring (March) semester. (Finalists will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee either in person or by teleconference.)
  • To apply,¬†please complete your application to the program and submit an additional essay saying why you are a good candidate for a merit scholarship. Send the scholarship essay to [email protected] with your full name & scholarship in the subject line


Xu Xi
Evan Fallenberg

Faculty Co-Directors
866-934-8232, ext. 8796
[email protected]

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