Cost & Applying Information for Children’s Literature Programs

Tuition: $865 per credit hour for summer 2023.


  • New student nonrefundable deposit: $400
  • Returning student nonrefundable deposit: $200
  • Housing: $1,325
  • Technology fee: $138/summer
  • Health services: $45

M.F.A. applicants must send 10-20 pages of their best creative work. M.A. applicants may also send scholarly work. You’ll need to provide three letters of recommendation. GRE scores aren’t required, but may be submitted. Undergraduate transcript must be submitted.

The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Scholarship (PDF) is a yearly competitive award worth $1,000. Other student scholarships are available. To apply for these, students must complete the FAFSA annually.

Current members of SCBWI, contact us at regarding program application benefits. (Proof of membership will be required.)

Find out more details on applying

Application deadline: February 15

Want to Know More?

Program Director Lisa Rowe Fraustino is happy to answer your questions.

Contact Professor Fraustino