Bassboy writes in...
I'm a first year MFA student in South Carolina, and I have a question which is directed more to your audience than to you personally, but you may be able to offer some insight. In talking with the dean of the department yesterday, we got to talking about funding for grad students in the form of assistanceships-- they were asking the students opinions on certain matters. But I was wondering what kinds of assistanceships other MFA students out there are receiving, and whether or not any teaching is required. At my program here, we currently recieve 12,000 on top of the tuition, and would then teach three basic english sections over the course of the school year. What do other schools out there actually offer and give their students, as opposed to best case scenarios?
Thanks, and keep up the great work.
Thank you, Bassboy, and hopefully we'll get some people writing in. When I was at UMass from 1998-2000, I think I made about 13K for two classes of composition, and a little more for the creative writing classes. Plus of course the tuition waiver.
I'd also be interested to hear if anyone's full tuition is not waived when they teach two classes. I know they don't fully waive it at Emerson. Anyplace else?