Tuition Rates

The current tuition rate for MFA students is $683 per credit, or $6830 per quarter of full-time study (10 credits).  Inclusive of the technology fee and other mandatory UW fees, the total cost per quarter of full-time study is $7205.  These tuition rates apply for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. 

Please note:

Tuition rates may increase for 2020-2021. Details will be posted here and on the Registration page when they become available.

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.