The tuition cost of the MFA program in the academic year 2012-13 was $780 per credit. Room and board for the 2012 summer residency was $90 per night. Students also have the option of staying off-campus. Additional costs for books, research or library materials, personal communications fees, and travel costs are the student's responsibility, as are housing, meals, and travel for the spring mini-residencies and any incidental costs related to the required internship. There was a $95 student service fee each semester. Modest annual increases may be expected. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2013.