Teaching Fellowships and
The Creative Writing Program attempts to fund all admitted students with a Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) appointment. These positions are not teaching assistantships (TAs) in which students teach discussion sections of a course taught by regular faculty; students are the "instructors of record" for all of these courses. Previous teaching experience is not required for the GTF appointments. However, applicants will need to demonstrate their probable success as a first-time teacher through their application materials and letters of recommendation.
Students with GTF appointments receive full tuition waivers, monthly stipends (approximately $11,790 for the 2011-2012 academic year), and health coverage.
- First Year Funding: Typically, all incoming MFA students receive GTF support to teach either Introduction to Creative Writing (fiction or poetry) or a section of the Kidd Tutorials.
- Second Year Funding: During their second year, MFA candidates typically receive a GTF appointment teaching English composition. To qualify, students must successfully complete a training program offered by the English Department during their first year.
Other Financial Aid
Information about additional financial aid, such as student loans, grants, and work study, is available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Inquire early, as many national deadlines are in February.