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Cost & Aid

US MFA in Screenwriting, 2019-20

This online two-year program features two 10-day residencies each year at our Fairfield campus. The tuition listed here is for one academic year (two semesters) and includes the room and board for the residencies at no extra charge.

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Federal student loans–$19,560
Your payment$0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans i-$14,000

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  • Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Repayment Options

The repayment choices on federal student loans include the following:

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Questions? Our Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you. Contact us at for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.