Attic Atheneum: Cost

A year of literary study and camaraderie.

Where most low-residency MFAs cost $18,000 per year, the Atheneum's unique format of 2-1 student to instructor ratio is an affordable and dynamic alternative.

Application Administration Fee: There is no fee to apply to the Atheneum.

Program Fee: The cost for the program paid in full is $3,920 including $400 deposit. We do offer admitted students three payment plans. Multi-payment plans include an administrative fee.

Payment Plans: The payment plans include a one-time $400 deposit ($200 of which is non-refundable).

Full payment in advance: Following the deposit, the student pays $3,370 (or $3,499 by PayPal). This payment is due July 1. Full payment plans include a $150 full-payment discount.

Two-payment plan: Following the deposit, the student makes two payments of $1,835 each (or $1,902 by PayPal). The first payment is due July 1; the second payment is due October 1.

Three-payment plan: Following the deposit, the student makes three payments of $1,248 each (or $1,294 by PayPal). The first payment is due July 1; the second payment is due October 1; the third payment is due January 15.

Refund Policy: If the student drops out before July 1, when the first payment is due, $200 of the deposit is refundable. After July 1, the full deposit of $400 is non-refundable. There are no refunds after September 1, and full payment is expected for the Atheneum year.