Tuition Rates

For students entering the MFA in 2020-2021, the cost of tuition is $696 per credit, or $6960 per quarter of full-time (10 credits) study.  Total tuition costs for the 51-credit program is $35,496.  

For continuing MFA students (those who entered in 2019 or earlier), 2020-2021 tuition will continue to be $683 per credit.  Total tuition costs for the 51-credit program is $34,833.

The university does also apply some fees for technology, student activities,and similar. 

Please note:

The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics is not a state-based program.  There is no tuition/fee differential for Washington state residents and non-residents, and state employee tuition exemption does not apply to this program.

Funding assistance may be available. Applicants to the University of Washington should use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. You can apply online at Contact the UW Bothell Financial AID Office at or 425.352.5326 for more information.

A limited number of scholarships may be available to incoming students. Please see our Program Funding page for details.