Oct 10, 2005, 2:05 PM
Post #11 of 29
Re: [Texasfornow] Completely Lost
Writing sample is king. it's the only thing you should concerned about.
With regards to Columbia and NYU, NYU does offer money, though not much, and I've known people who've had to turn it down b/c of that. Columbia is infamous for not giving money. What is it, like 60k for two years, plus your living expenses. It's crazy, and if I may add, a bit contemptuous on the university's part for offering unfunded spots.
More and more schools are offering money now. Virginia, Michener Center (20k for all students), Iowa has started to find more money, Ole Miss with its Grisham cash, Irvine, etc. My advice is to not consider any school that has problems funding its students either through TA-ships, teaching positions or fellowships. Oh, don't forget Syracuse and Wisconsin, they both offer money too.
Other schools that offer money are Cornell, Brown, Indiana, Houston, Florida, and Michigan. Like Texasfornow, I don't see the point of going into debt for an MFA.