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Advancing your education doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. Our graduate tuition rates are among the most competitive. Add to that expertly designed programs that incorporate the latest advancements in their fields and extraordinary access to professors and you have the recipe for success. We're committed to enusuring that you graduate with the credentials to advance you in your field and to giving you opportunities to develop your skills to the fullest extent possible. MUW is rated by both U.S. News & World Report and Consumer Reports as a best value for your education dollar.

Below are the tuition and costs the state has approved for academic year 2014-2015. Look through them; then keep reading for all the ways you can help offset these costs through various financial aid, scholarship, and graduate assistantship options.

Tuition

 In StateOut of State
    Fee Total Tuition
Graduate Full Time (9-13 Credits) $ 2,770.00 $4,860.00 $7,630.00
Graduate Part Time (1-8 Credits/charged per credit hour) $ 307.78 $ 450.00 $ 712.78
Graduate Capital Improvements Fee Full Time $50.00 -- $50.00
Graduate Capital Improvements Fee Part Time per Hour $5.56 -- $5.56
Graduate MFA with Accademia dell'Arte TBA TBA TBA
Overload Tuition
Graduate students taking more that 13 semester hours must pay an additional $230.83 per semester hour

Fees

 Amount
Late Registration Fee $ 10
Drop/Add a Course $ 10 per course
Online Course Fee $ 10 per hour

Room & Board

Full Time Commuter Students MealsTotal
Full-Time Commuter Meal Plan   $100.00 $100.00
       
ResidenceRoomMealsTotal
Double Occupancy
Callaway & Jones halls
Full Term $ 1,831.50 $ 1,359.00 $ 3,190.50
Accelerated Term $ 915.75 $ 679.50 $ 1,595.25
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons halls
Full Term $ 1,940.50 $ 1,359.00 $ 3,236.00
Accelerated Term $ 938.00 $ 679.50 $ 1,618.00
Single Occupancy
Callaway & Jones halls $ 3,201.00 $ 1,359.00 $ 4,560.00
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons halls $ 3,392.00 $ 1,359.00 $ 4,751.00
Living expenses include housing and unlimited access to the cafeteria during serving hours, plus $150 Bonus Bucks. Bonus Bucks can be used at Subway and Simply to Go or to pay for guest meals in the cafeteria.
Full-time commuting students receive $100 Bonus Bucks per semester.

Types of Aid

Scholarships

MUW offers a range of scholarships for which you may qualify. They are not only based on academic performance; some are directed for specific areas of study, financial need, or other attributes. Make sure to review the scholarships available and to complete the scholarship section of the MUW online application. Scholarship awards are limited, so make sure to apply for a scholarship as soon as possible.

Learn more about MUW scholarships

Assistantships

MUW offers two types of graduate assistantships: teaching assistantships (TA) and research assistantships (RA). TAs and RAs receive a full or partial tuition waiver and a small living stipend. TAs are required to perform teaching duties. RAs are required to perform research duties, not necessarily related to the student's thesis research.

Apply for an assistanship

 

Loans

There are many loan options available to graduate students. You should be aware, however, that Federal loan options have been changing over the past few years. As of 2012, Graduate students can only borrow "unsubsidized" loans with interest accruing while they are enrolled. MUW's Office of Financial Aid is keeping a close eye on how the changes might affect you.

Learn more about loans

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