2024 Semester Tuition, Fees, and Housing

Full time student | 2 courses
Tuition: $6,000
Fees: $200
Total: $6,200
Part time Student | 1 course
Tuition: $3,000
Fees: $200
Total: $3,200
Craft & Practice SEminars
Cost: $1,000
2024 University housing Rates
Single Room: $1,388
House: $1,502
2023 - 2024 Rates

All School of Letters courses are currently priced at $1000 per credit hour. Summer courses are 3 credit hours per class, Craft and Practice is 1 credit hour, and independent studies are 4 credit hours. Thesis work covers 6 credit hours for a cost of $6000.  

2024 MEALS

The University does not require students in the MFA program to purchase a meal plan. Meals can be purchased a la carte in the University Dining Hall, with rates of $7.75 for breakfast, and $10.85 for lunch or dinner for summer 2024. Food is also available at Stirling's Coffee House and at other restaurants on campus. Residence Halls and Houses have full kitchens. 

Refund Policy

If a student, after registration, is dismissed or withdraws for any cause except illness, he or she is not entitled to any refund of the sum paid to the University or to the cancellation of any sum due to the University. Refunds for a withdrawal because of illness are figured by prorating fees for the period from the date of withdrawal to the end of the session. The amounts to be prorated are one-half of tuition and room charges and three-fourths of the board charge. No refund is made for the activity fee or any other fee. Notice of withdrawal and requests for refund must be made in writing addressed to the Director of the School of Letters and must be accompanied by a written notice from the health care provider stating that the illness-withdrawal is recommended.


The University uses Nelnet to manage student accounts. All bills must be paid by June 1, 2024. To access your bill:

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  • Select Student Services
  • Select Student Account
  • Select Nelnet Payment Center

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Authorized Party:  If you are paying on behalf of the student, the student MUST set up their account first and then add you as an Authorized Party.

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