Graduate Tuition & Fees


CHILDREN’S LITERATURE M.A. OR M.F.A.

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour.
  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to certain qualified students, and student loans are also available.
  • To apply, applicants should indicate their financial need on the application for admission and must also complete the FAFSA. There is also a $40 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee for summer: $138.
  • Health services: $45.

CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITING & ILLUSTRATING M.F.A.

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour.
  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to certain qualified students, and student loans are also available.
  • To apply, applicants should indicate their financial need on the application for admission. There is also a $40 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee for summer: $138.
  • Health services: $45.

Children’s Book Illustration Certificate

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour.
  • Financial assistance in the form of student loans may be available.
    • To apply, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), found online at https://studentaid.gov/.
    • Wait a few weeks for the paperwork to clear, and then contact our Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance at (540) 362-6332 or sfa@hollins.edu to follow-up on the paperwork.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee for summer: $138.
  • Health services: $45.

Tuition is reviewed annually, and may not remain the same the following summer.


CREATIVE WRITING M.F.A.

Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2023.

  • Tuition for M.F.A. graduate students is $22,760 for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 due within three weeks of acceptance.
    • All deposits will be credited toward the fall semester’s technology and health services fees.
  • All students receive assistance from various endowed scholarships.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term.
  • Health services: $197.50 per term.

DANCE M.F.A.

  • Tuition for the 60-credit degree is $935 per credit hour for the 2023-24 academic year.
    • The degree is divided over four terms or seven terms. Every track begins in the summer.
  • The typical budget for a student will include technology, media, thesis, portfolio fees, and if on campus, health services fees.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 due within three weeks of acceptance.
    • All deposits will be credited toward the semester’s tuition charges.
  • Summer housing is available for $221 per week for summer 2023.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students; $138 for the summer.
  • Health services: Students enrolled in the year residency track for the M.F.A. in Dance are billed $197.50 per term (fall and spring). Health services for summer (when in residence) is $45.

MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES (M.A.L.S.)

  • Tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $425 per credit hour.
    • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount, provided proper documentation is submitted.
  • Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester.
    • All deposits will be credited toward the semester’s tuition charges.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students; $138 for the summer.
  • Health services: $197.50 per term for full-time students.

PLAYWRITING M.F.A.

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour or $10,380 for the normal load of three (3) four-credit courses.
  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to certain qualified students, and student loans are also available.
  • $40 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.

Certificate in New Play Directing

  • Tuition cost is $12,110 for the normal course load of 14 credits.*
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.

*Tuition is reviewed annually, and may not remain the same the following summer.

Certificate in New Play Dramaturgy

  • Tuition cost is $12,110 for the normal course load of 14 credits.*
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.

*Tuition is reviewed annually, and may not remain the same the following summer.

Certificate in New Play Performance

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour or $12,110 for the normal load of three (3) four-credit courses and one two (2) credit course for the term.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.

Tuition is reviewed annually, and may not remain the same the following summer.


 SCREENWRITING & FILM STUDIES M.A. OR M.F.A.

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour or $6,920 for the normal load of two (2) four-credit courses.
  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to certain qualified students, and student loans are also available.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.

TEACHING

Licensure & Master’s Degree

  • Hollins offers a grant to cover the 12-credit hours of student teaching. For the 2022-23 academic year, that is a savings of  $4,980.
  • Tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $425 per credit hour.
  • Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester.
    • All deposits will be credited toward the semester’s tuition charges.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students; $138 for the summer term.
  • Health services: $197.50 per term for full-time students.

    Licensure-Only Program

  • Tuition is $425 per credit hour.
  • You are eligible to apply for financial aid, provided you take at least two courses per term.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students.
  • Health services: $197.50 per term for full-time students.

Teaching and Learning M.A.

  • Tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $425 per credit hour.
    • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount.
  • Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester.
    • All deposits will be credited toward the semester’s tuition charges.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students; $138 for the summer term.

Theatre and New Play Development M.A.

  • Tuition for the 2023 summer term is $865 per credit hour or $10,380 for the normal load of three (3) four-credit courses.
  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to certain qualified students, and student loans are also available.
  • $40 nonrefundable processing fee.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $400 within two weeks of their acceptance. Returning students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $200 by May 15.
    • All deposits will be credited toward summer tuition charges.
  • Housing is available in student dorms. The cost is $1,325 for the 2023 six-week term.
  • Technology fee: $138 per summer.
  • Health services: $45 per summer.

Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.)

  • Tuition is $425 per credit hour for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 discount per course with proper documentation.
    • Total tuition costs equal $17,000.
    • Students must pay a $100 nonrefundable deposit at the beginning of each term.
  • Technology fee: $275 per term for full-time students; $138 per term for part-time students; $138 for the summer term.
  • Health services: $197.50 per term for full-time students.

Since most students take more than one academic year to complete the C.A.S., the cost to complete the certificate may be greater as tuition is reviewed on an annual basis.


QUESTIONS? CONTACT US.

Hollins University Graduate Center
hugrad@hollins.edu

Box 9603
7916 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24020
540-362-6575
Fax: 540-362-6288