Financial Aid for Master of Fine Arts


The aid that is offered from our office is need-based, which means that it is contingent upon the FAFSA results. The FAFSA can be filed any time after January 1st using the previous year’s tax information at You must file the FAFSA in order to be considered for a federal student loan and the need-based MFA grant.

In order to be considered for a need-based MFA Grant, your FAFSA must be processed by April 15th for the July-December semester, and by October 15th for the January-June semester.

If you would like to be considered for a need-based grant, please keep in mind that once you submit the FAFSA, it can take up to 5 days to be processed! Please plan accordingly and don’t wait too long to file!