University of Illinois

Urbana, IL

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Financial Aid

All students admitted to the graduate program are automatically considered for fellowships and teaching assistantships. All are granted financial aid, both in the first year and throughout the program, as long as they remain in good standing and make reasonable progress toward their degree. Most awards are in the form of teaching assistantships, but some fellowships are available. All awards include tuition and partial fee waivers, although students must pay some fees. Entering M.F.A. candidates can receive up to three years of support.

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