For the 2020-21 Academic Year Annual
Tuition $36,850
Technology & Service Fees - MFA* $250
Studio Fee - MFA* $100
Transcript - one time charge $50
Mandatory Health Insurance $2,400

MFA Student Housing Rates (20-21)

For more information on graduate residence halls and MFA housing application for summer or the academic year click here.

S&F and The Monument

Summer Intensive Housing Option 

Single Occupancy

$ 1,600.00

Double Occupancy

$ 1,400.00

Quadruple Occupancy

$ 1,160.00


Annual Housing Option 

Single Occupancy

$ 13,610.00

Double Occupancy

$ 12,5400.00

Quadruple Occupancy

$ 12,240.00

Meal Plans

7 meals per week, plus $300.00 in MECA Bucks

$ 2,040.00

50 meals total, plus $50.00 in MECA Bucks

$ 500.00

*The Housing Placement Fee is a non-refundable one-time charge for dorm residents only

**The Housing Security Deposit, less any damages, will be returned after move-out per your housing contract


Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from the college during a trimester may be eligible for a refund. A refund is a reduction in the original tuition and housing charges, rather than a portion of the amount already paid to the college. The withdrawal date is established by the receipt of a written withdrawal notice by the Registrar's Office.

  Summer Fall Spring                 Percentage of Refund    
Withdraw by 7.5.20 9.7.20 1.10.21  100%
Exit form filed by 7.13.20 9.15.20 1.19.21  75%
Exit form filed by 7.20.20 9.22.20 1.26.21  40%
No refund after 7.20.20 9.22.20 1.26.21  0%

*This will be charged on 1st semester invoice.

**This is a refundable security deposit for students applying for on-campus housing. The Housing Security Deposit, less any damages, will be returned at the end of the summer if the student billing account is current.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
MECA offers several types of financial aid to help offset the costs of tuition. Aid is in the form of merit grants and federal loans, teaching assistantships, scholarships and work-study opportunities. One hundred percent of MFA students receive at least one type of grant aid. For more information contact

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Leeanna Morris, MFA '14, Accumulated Fellowship (detail), 2014, stoneware, enamel