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US MFA in Screenwriting, 2019-20

This online two-year program features two 10-day residencies each year at our Fairfield campus. The tuition listed here is for one academic year (two semesters) and includes the room and board for the two residencies at no extra charge. There is also an optional residency in Los Angeles at the end of the program (housing, meals, transportation is an additional student expense).

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$19,560
Federal student loans–$19,560
Your payment$0
Optional: $14,000 in additional low-interest federal student loans available for personal expenses and travel.

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.