MFA Funding and Support

Basic Funding Package

We offer a funding package to all admitted MFA students. The funding package includes a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend for two academic years, contingent on satisfactory academic progress and performance of duties. Funding includes a combination of teaching and fellowship quarters. During the teaching quarters, students will be responsible for teaching one class each quarter. Most classes will be in the composition program; there are are a limited number of opportunities to teach an introductory creative writing class in their genre. During the fellowship quarters, the monthly stipend amount may be lower.

Grants and Prizes

The program administers over half a dozen scholarships and prizes for graduate and undergraduate students in creative writing. We also have a long-standing relationship with the Amazon Literary Partnership, which enables us to offer graduate student support. 

Loans, Work-Study Eligibility, and other Financial Aid

Information is available through the following:

Office of Student Financial Aid
University of Washington
Box 355880
Seattle WA 98195-5880

Call 206-543-6101

 The Graduate School also maintains a page devoted to funding resources: How do I pay for graduate school?

Graduate Funding Information Service

The GFIS is a resource offered by the UW Libraries to help graduate students locate funding oportunities for graduate school related expenses, including tuition, research, conference and research travel.  Students can visit GFIS for drop-in hours, schedule individual appointments, or request information by e-mail.