Tuition and Fees
The MFA in Writing program is a 60-hour degree. We operate on a semester basis with time off between the end of the Spring term and the Summer Residency. Tuition is currently $514 per credit hour.
Total costs for your MFA are calculated based on 15 credit hours per semester.
Detailed tuition and fees costs are listed by Cashiering and Student Accounts.
Enrichment courses are for non-degree seeking students, but the seminar credit hours may be transferable to the UNO MFA in Writing program’s full 60-hour degree. 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. Tuition is currently $514 per credit hour. Learn more about Enrichment Study.
Residency Meals & Lodging
December 27, 2020 - January 5, 2021 Residency Session
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the MFA in Writing will hold this Residency session entirely online.
July 16-25, 2021 and December 29, 2021 -January 7, 2022 Residency Sessions
The 10-day Residencies are held at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City. Featuring Adirondack-style timbers and stonework, this retreat is set in the middle of a 260-acre wooded park. Roommate reservations (double occupancy) are only available by mutual arrangement on the part of both participants. Unless a request is submitted to the MFA Office 90 days before the beginning of residency, a single room is reserved.
$1,574.75 Lunch/Dinner (breakfast is self-pay)
$1,133.75 Lunch/Dinner (breakfast is self-pay)
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.
All Tuition and Fees are subject to change by the Board of Regents. Rates are typically updated each July. Estimated costs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will be posted when available.