Tuition, Fees, Cost of Attendance

As a California State institution, the University charges different fees for state residents and non-residents (including international students). For more detailed information on tuition, fees, and expenses, please visit Student Finacial Services.  

Resident Tuition Fees 

To maintain status as a fully enrolled graduate student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 8 units (or required Thesis Project/Report courses during your 3rd and final year in the program).

 
Period of Time Cost (6.1 units up to 12+ units)
Semester $4,033.00
Academic Year $8,066.00
Three-Year Program $24,198

Non-Resident and International Tuition Fees                                                                                                      

Each semester Non-Resident students will enroll in at least 6.1 units.  The base fee for 6.1 units is $4,033.00.  Non-residents also pay an additional $396 per unit, with a typical MFA student taking 12 units per semester.  

 
Period of Time Cost (12 units) 
Semester $8,785.00 (Base Fee + per unit cost)
Academic Year $17,570.00
Potential Cost of Three Year Program $52,710.00
 

Establishing Residency after One Full Year

Non-residents may establish California State Residency and apply, after one full year enrolled, to change status to "Resident,” but this is not guaranteed. International students may not apply for "Resident" status.

Year Cost
Year 1 $17,570.00
Year 2 $8,066.00
Year 3

$8,066.00

Three Year Program Total  $33,702.00
                                     

Residency Application Information

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-18