Aug 5, 2008, 8:26 PM
Post #78 of 104
Re: [Raysen] Too "rich" for funding?
I have a question no one has asked (for good reason). Let's say you can afford the tuition, fees, books, and cost of living to do an MFA program. Let's say you only applied to schools that offered full funding to all their students (e.g., Virginia, Texas, Cornell, Indiana) and let's say you got accepted at one of these schools.
How will these schools handle your situation? Will they NOT offer you full funding?
This is just a hypothetical, but a hypothetical I'm curious about for personal reasons I won't go into.
I was admitted at UF, The Michener Center, and was on the waitlist at Virginia before I removed myself. Obviously, these are all full funding situations, but my financial status was not an issue. I am not rich, but I do have (non-liquid) assets that would be sufficient to pay for an MFA degree. That fact didn't matter because these are all merit-based fellowship programs. Fellowships aren't allotted according to financial need.
(This post was edited by Yugao on Aug 5, 2008, 8:28 PM)