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MFA | Cost of Attendance

Please click the appropriate link to view an estimated budget for the nine-month academic year (amounts are subject to change):

Note that the University of California charges regular tuition/fees and nonresident supplemental tuition.

  • California residents pay regular tuition/fees.
  • Domestic nonresidents pay regular tuition/fees plus nonresident supplemental tuition unless eligible for an exemption or waiver.
  • International students pay regular tuition/fees plus nonresident supplemental tuition.

Domestic nonresidents are expected to establish California residency for tuition purposes during their first year in the program to avoid owing supplemental tuition during their second year.

International nonresidents usually are not eligible to establish residency for tuition purposes.

Scholarships to help cover the supplemental nonresident tuition may be available—see Financial Support.

MFA Program Director
Ben Doller

MFA Graduate Coordinator
Tania Mayer
139 Literature Building
(858) 534-8849
mfawriting@ucsd.edu