A year of literary study and camaraderie.
Where most low-residency MFAs cost $12,000 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 $3,550 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 $2,975. This payment is due July 1. Full payment plans include a $175 full-payment discount.
Two-payments plan: Following the deposit, the student makes two payments of $1650 each. The first payment is due July 1; the second payment is due October 1.
Three-payments plan: Following the deposit, the student makes three payments of $1125 each. 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.
We welcome your questions. Please contact us.