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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Tuition & Fees

When you choose Chatham University for your graduate studies, you'll not only be investing in more education, you'll be investing in your future. Graduate programs at Chatham give you the opportunity to enhance your current professional standing or launch a new career, all within a unique and supportive learning environment.

Cost for a graduate degree consists of program tuition, which varies by program and full- or part-time enrollment status, as well as any applicable University and degree-specific fees.

Creative Writing (MFA)

Tuition per Credit :$1,017
Required Credits :42 credits

A limited number of research, special project and teaching assistantships are available to help defray the cost of the tuition while also earning valuable, hands-on experience in the field. This assistantship is in the form of tuition remission and will reduce a student's final tuition bill from what is listed above. Please contact your admission counselor to learn more. Summer Community of Writers Residency: Approximately $500 which covers all food and lodging for ten days.

University and program-specific fees are not included in the tuition amounts above. Additional expenses to tuition and fees may include health insurance, housing and meals, transportation, parking, books, materials and other miscellaneous living expenses should also be considered. Please visit the main Tuition & Fees page for more information on fees and these additional expense considerations.

To be considered a full-time graduate student, you must be enrolled for nine credits in the fall, spring and summer terms. Part-time students are any students that carry a smaller credit load and are enrolled with at least six credits in each term.

Financial Aid

Students accepted into and enrolled in Chatham's master's degree programs and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. International students are not eligible for the federal loan program and must rely on personal financial resources to fund their studies. Chatham's financial aid office will work closely with you so you can understand your options and help you with the application process.

Chatham also offers Graduate Assistantships and work-study positions that provide students with valuable experience and help reduce the cost of tuition in the form of tuition remission or paid compensation. A limited selection of additional program-specific aid such as fellowships, scholarships and tuition waivers are available for specific programs. Learn more about available assistantships.

Download our financial aid brochure to learn more about ways Chatham can help you manage costs and afford your graduate degree.

Billing & Other Details

Students in the Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Sustainability programs will be billed a flat, per semester cost. Students in all other programs will be billed each semester by the number of credit hours they have enrolled in for that semester.

Any current student who registers after the designated open registration period each semester will be assessed a $150 Late Registration Fee. This is a non-refundable fee added to the student's term invoice. Any pre-registered student will be responsible to make payment arrangements and financially clear by the published tuition due date each semester. Students who do not financially clear by the published tuition due date will be assessed a $150 Late Financial Clearance Fee. This is a non-refundable fee added to the student's balance.

For further information regarding tuition and fees, financial policies and procedures, the institutional refund policy, and other important information, please reference the current University catalog.