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US MFA in Screenwriting, 2018-19

This online two-year program features two 10-day on-campus residencies each year. The tuition listed here is for one academic year (two semesters). The two residencies (with room & board) are included at no extra charge.

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$28,000
DLF Trustees Scholarship* (see below)–$8,440
Net program cost per year$19,560
Federal student loans–$19,560
Your payment$0
Optional: $8,000 in additional low-interest federal student loans are available for personal expenses.

*All students accepted to the MFA in Screenwriting will be awarded the David Lynch Foundation Trustees Scholarship.

Federal Student Loans are generally available for the entire program cost (above) as well as an optional $8,000 in additional cash per year for your other education-related expenses, including your living costs and travel to and from the MUM campus.

Education Tax Incentives are available as money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing your cost of education. More about education tax benefits

Repayment Options

The repayment choices on federal student loans include the following:

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Questions? Our Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you. Just send us an email for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.