Nonfiction Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

The total estimated program cost for the M.F.A. in Nonfiction program is $53,000, based on the current tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year. The tuition and fees are re-evaluated every year and are subject to change each fall for the following academic year.

90% of current Nonfiction students receive generous scholarships and aid to assist with the program cost. For more information about program scholarships, please contact Leslie Rubinkowski

To view more information about tuition and fees, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact

Financial Aid

Contact our Office of Student Financial Aid for information and assistance in financing your Goucher education. All student accounts must be current before enrollment is allowed for subsequent semesters. A late fee will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date.

Incoming students may apply to transfer up to 9 credits from approved graduate-level program or related courses successfully completed at accredited colleges or universities. Students seeking transfer credits must submit a photocopy of course syllabus, catalogue description, and other material that adequately describes the course to the director by the first day of the summer session. A transfer fee of $125 will be charged for each credit.

Payment Plan

A monthly payment plan is available through the CashNet FSPP (full service payment plan), which may be helpful for students who do not qualify for or do not wish to take advantage of the Federal loan program. Payments may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Contact Billing for more information.


Application Requirements

Only first-semester students are eligible to apply. To be considered for a scholarship, students must write a 500-700 word essay about their qualifications for the scholarship. Please respond to the following question:

How will receiving a scholarship allow you to undertake and advance your research and writing?

Amount Awarded per Scholarship

Scholarships start at $1,000 per term.