University of Wisconsin Madison

Madison, WI

There is no application process for financial aid. All accepted MFA candidates regardless of residency or nationality receive tuition remissions (i.e., free tuition), teaching assistantships, generous health insurance (the same as faculty) and other financial support. In addition to the approximately $11,300 paid to each MFA annually in exchange for teaching, every MFA candidate will receive a $3,000 award at the start of each semester they spend in the program (a total of $12,000 over the course of two years). Each will also receive a $2,000 Martha Meier Renk, Dorothy D. Bailey or Anastasia C. ("Tess") Hoffmann Prize Scholarship at the end of the first year in residence, for summer expenses

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF, Drama

Residency type


Program length

2 years

Teaching opportunities

TAships are available


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