Tuition & Fees (MFA)

For the 2021-22 Academic YearAnnual
Technology & Service Fees - MFA*$250
Studio Fee - MFA*$100
Transcript (one time-charge)$50
Orientation (one-time charge, 1st trimester, new students only)$75
Commencement (one-time charge, year of graduation)$150
Mandatory Health Insurance$2,688
For the 2020-21 Academic YearAnnual
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

$ 1,650.00

Double Occupancy

$ 1,450.00

Quadruple Occupancy

$ 1,350.00

Annual Housing Option 


Single Occupancy

$ 14,050

Double Occupancy

$ 13,290

Quadruple Occupancy

$ 12,970

Meal Plans


7 meals per week, plus $300 in MECA&D Bucks

$ 2,150

50 meals total, plus $50 in MECA&D Bucks

$ 525

*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.

 SummerFallSpring                Percentage of Refund    
Withdraw by6. 100%
Exit form filed by6. 75%
Exit form filed by6. 40%
No refund after6. 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&D 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