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Advice to MFA Applicants

Do some Funding might not be your top priority, but it should be part of your planning. Make sure you’ll have enough money to live on, at least somewhat comfortably, while you’re a student. If a program doesn’t offer full funding, look into jobs on campus, work-study opportunities, travel and research stipends, and other monetary resources the program might offer. And, not least, understand the long-term costs of student loans—and interest rates.

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