Program Cost

The program cost includes 44 credit hours and accommodation and meals for the four 10-day residencies. Our cohort pricing means that as long as you are continuously enrolled in the program with your cohort, the charges will not increase.

The 2020-2023, 36-month MFA in Creative Writing program requires 44 semester credits. Curriculum and costs are listed below. Room and meals are included and cannot be deducted from the program cost.

Total program cost: $41,060

Additional fees include: technology fee ($250/year), wellness fee ($100/year), a one-time matriculation fee ($200), books and materials for coursework.

2020 Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term

SUMMER 2020: $4,679
Summer coursework
ENGL 504, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #1
Room: $350
Meals: $635

FALL 2020: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2021: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2021: $4,709
Summer coursework
ENGL 505, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #2
Room: $365
Meals: $650

FALL 2021: $3,694
ENGL 512 Writing Mentorship II,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2022: $3,694
ENGL 512Writing Mentorship II, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2022: $4,739
Summer coursework
ENGL 506, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #3
Room: $380
Meals: $665

FALL 2022: $3,694
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2023: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship III, 4 semester hours
ENGL 599 Thesis, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2023: $4,739
Summer coursework
ENGL 507, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #4
Room: $395
Meals: $680

*Fees will not increase as long as the participant completes the program in 3 continuous years plus the final summer residency. Travel expenses and any other costs associated with the collaboratively designed outside experience are not included.

The 2019-2022, 36-month MFA in Creative Writing program requires 44 semester credits. Curriculum and costs are listed below. Room and meals are included and cannot be deducted from the program cost.

Total program cost: $40,940

2019 Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term

SUMMER 2019: $4,649
Summer coursework
ENGL 504, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #1
Room: $335
Meals: $620

FALL 2019: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2020: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2020: $4,679
Summer coursework
ENGL 505, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #2
Room: $350
Meals: $635

FALL 2020: $3,694
ENGL 512 Writing Mentorship II,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2021: $3,694
ENGL 512Writing Mentorship II, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2021: $4,709
Summer coursework
ENGL 506, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #3
Room: $365
Meals: $650

FALL 2021: $3,694
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2022: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship III, 4 semester hours
ENGL 599 Thesis, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2022: $4,739
Summer coursework
ENGL 507, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #4
Room: $380
Meals: $665

*Fees will not increase as long as the participant completes the program in 3 continuous years plus the final summer residency. Travel expenses and any other costs associated with the collaboratively designed outside experience are not included.

The 2018-2021, 36-month MFA in Creative Writing program requires 44 semester credits. Curriculum and costs are listed below. Room and meals are included and cannot be deducted from the program cost.

Total program cost: $39,740

2018 Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term

SUMMER 2018: $4,511
Summer coursework
ENGL 504, 4 semester hours: $3,586
Residency #1
Room: $320
Meals: $605

FALL 2018: $3,586
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2019: $3,586
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2019: $$4,541
Summer coursework
ENGL 505, 4 semester hours: $3,586
Residency #2
Room: $335
Meals: $620

FALL 2019: $3,586
ENGL 512 Writing Mentorship II,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2020: $3,586
ENGL 512Writing Mentorship II, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2020: $4,571
Summer coursework
ENGL 506, 4 semester hours: $3,586
Residency #3
Room: $350
Meals: $635

FALL 2020: $3,586
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2021: $3,586
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship III, 4 semester hours
ENGL 599 Thesis, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2021: $4,601
Summer coursework
ENGL 507, 4 semester hours: $3,586
Residency #4
Room: $365
Meals: $650

*Fees will not increase as long as the participant completes the program in 3 continuous years plus the final summer residency. Travel expenses and any other costs associated with the collaboratively designed outside experience are not included.

The 2017-2020, 36-month Rainier Writing Workshop, Master of Fine Arts Program is 44 continuous semester credits. Curriculum and costs are listed below. Room and meals are included and cannot be deducted from the program cost.

Total program cost: $38,240*

2017 Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term

SUMMER 2017: $4,343
Summer coursework
ENGL 504, 4 semester hours: $3,448
Residency #1
Room: $305
Meals: $590

FALL 2017: $3,448
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2018: $3,448
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2018: $4,373
Summer coursework
ENGL 505, 4 semester hours: $3,448
Residency #2
Room: $320
Meals: $605

FALL 2018: $3,448
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship II,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2019: $3,448
ENGL 512 Writing Mentorship II, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2019: $4,403
Summer coursework
ENGL 506, 4 semester hours: $3,448
Residency #3
Room: $335
Meals: $620

FALL 2019: $3,448
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2020: $3,448
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours
ENGL 599 Thesis, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2020: $4,433
Summer coursework
ENGL 507, 4 semester hours: $3,448
Residency #4
Room: $350
Meals: $635