Financial Aid

The Vanderbilt MFA Program in Creative Writing offers full funding to all MFA students.

  • For first year students, the University Fellowship in the 2012-2013 academic year includes:

A full tuition benefit
A $24,000 stipend

Ten hours a week working in the Writing Studio

Health insurance

First year University Fellowships may be enhanced by University Graduate Fellowships (topping up awards).  Students retain this extra support into the second year. All students who make good progress toward their degree retain their fellowships in the second year.

Please note: University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards.

  • For second year students in the 2012-2013 academic year and thereafter, the University Fellowship includes:

A full tuition benefit
A $24,000 stipend

Opportunity to teach a beginning creative writing workshop for one semester

Health insurance

Please note: University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards.