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Funding Details

Almost 90% of recent admitted students were offered full funding. 

Applicants interested in funding must submit an Assistantship application along with their application for admission. Please find additional information below. 


Assistantships

Assistantship applications are awarded once per year, and are due January 15. Recipients gain teaching experience (as assistants in large lecture courses, and teachers of record in their own writing classes) while receiving a monthly stipend. Application instructions can be found here.

All MFA applicants for Fall admission must apply for an Instructional Assistantship, or must waive this requirement by emailing Stanislav Rivkin (MFA Coordinator) at mfinearts@txstate.edu. Assistantship applications, and requests to waive this requirement for admission to the MFA program, are due by the MFA application deadline: 1/15/19.   


Scholarships

Incoming Students

A variety of scholarships are available to incoming and continuing MFA students. Incoming students are eligible for various MFA program scholarships to help offset tuition, as well as the Rose Scholarship, which provides nearly $70,000 in support throughout the three years of the program. All MFA scholarships confer a waiver for the out-of-state portion of ones tuition.In addition, accepted incoming students may apply for a range of Graduate College scholarships for their first academic year.

Need-based grants and loans are available as well, and can be applied for through the FAFSA.

 

Continuing Students

Current students in the MFA program may apply for a range of English Department scholarships. The tentative deadline for application is 3/1/19.

Additionally, continuing students may apply for various Graduate College scholarships, including the Celebrity Classic and Graduate Merit Scholarships, which cover a substantial portion of tuition. The deadline for application is 3/1/18.

The University also provides a variety of scholarships, including from the Student Government and University Bookstore. These are typically announced early in the Spring semester, via student email, and applications are typically due 2/1/19.

Need-based grants and loans are available as well, and can be applied for through the FAFSA.


Thesis and Research Support

Thesis 

The Graduate College offers a scholarship of up to $2000 for student travel in support of Thesis work. The application deadlines are 6/1/19 for Fall 19, and 11/1/18 for Spring 19.

Additionally, the MFA program affords each Thesis student an opportunity to receive feedback on their manuscript from a renowned writer, chosen by the student from our extensive Adjunct Thesis Faculty.

Conference Travel

The Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Graduate College offer support for Graduate student conference travel for up to two conferences per academic year.


MFA Fellowships for Graduating Students

The MFA program provides two Fellowships to graduating Texas State MFA students. The Katherine Anne Porter House residency in Kyle, Texas, provides housing and support for up to three years. The Clark House Fellowship provides housing and support in Smithville, Texas for one year. A call for applications is distributed via email in the Spring semester.