Application for Enrichment Residency/Seminar
Application requirements for enrichment study are different from those for the full 60-hour MFA degree program. If you want to apply for enrichment study, note that you will apply as "non-degree seeking" in the application form. Please contact us for details before beginning the application process, and we will guide you.
Enrichment Residency Session (2 Credit Hours)
Join us for an entire residency, attending lectures, workshops, and readings. The enrichment residency affords writers additional contact with published and peer writers to reinforce their commitment to the art of writing and to the continuing development of their craft. You can choose to attend only a residency, or you can add an optional seminar to work with a mentor.
Enrichment Seminar in Writing (6 Credit Hours)
The enrichment seminar provides you the opportunity to work one-on-one with a mentor for a full at-home semester. You might launch a new writing project or complete a current one. Your semester work is tailored to your writing interests. You must first complete an enrichment residency session.
Enrichment courses are for non-degree seeking students, but the seminar credit hours may be transferable to the UN MFA in Writing program’s full 60-hour degree under our Pathways options. Please note that enrichment students will be responsible for full tuition and fees and are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid through student loans. Tuition and Fees are calculated based on two credit hours for the enrichment residency and six credit hours for the enrichment seminar, and the current meals & lodging fee applies.
Residency Meals & Lodging
The 10-day residencies are held at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City. Featuring Adirondack-style timbers and stonework, the Lied is set in the middle of a 260-acre wooded park. A single room is reserved for you. Roommate reservations are only available by mutual arrangement on the part of both participants. Three seasonal meals are served each day in the Timbers Dining Room, which features sweeping views of Arbor Day Farm.
Upon acceptance, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place in the program; payment arrangements can be made. This deposit will be credited directly to your University bill.
Detailed tuition and fees costs are listed by Cashiering and Student Accounts. All rates are subject to change by the Board of Regents and are typically updated each July.