Tuition and Scholarships

Semester Tuition

Course Tuition: Full-time: 16 credits: $8930.00

Residency Fee: $1040.00

Total per semester: $9070.00 (Fall 2017)


The NEC MFA offers several merit-and need-based financial assistance packages.


Full Teaching Assistantships

Full Teaching Assistantships cover the full cost of tuition. The teaching load for full teaching assistants is four courses per year.

Partial Teaching Assistantships

Partial Teaching Assistantships provide partial tuition for students. The teaching load for part-time teaching assistants is one to three classes per year.

The Joel Oppenheimer Scholarship

The Joel Oppenheimer scholarship is awarded to an MFA student whose writing sample demonstrates outstanding literary achievement and exceptional promise.

The Joel Oppenheimer Scholarship is awarded in memory of the distinguished Black Mountain poet, Joel Oppenheimer, who taught at New England College from 1982 to 1988. He lived among the poets and artists of Greenwich Village, and was a columnist for The Village Voice from 1969 to 1978 before settling in Henniker, New Hampshire, where he was a popular presence in the local community. His most important publications include Collected Later Poems of Joel Oppenheimer (1997); Names and Local Arbitrations (1988); Drawing from Life: A Selection of Joel Oppenheimer’s “Village Voice” Columns (1997); Don’t Touch the Poet: The Life and Times of Joel Oppenheimer (1998); Just Friends: Friends and Lovers Poems, 1959-1962 (1980); New Spaces Poems 1975-1983 (1985); and Poetry: The Ecology of the Soul (1983).

The Pilgrim Plus Scholarship

New England College provides NEC alumni with a 25% tuition discount applied to graduate level classes across a wide range of graduate programs.


For additional information and assistance with program tuition and financial aid, you may contact Student Financial Services by phone at 603.428.2226 or by email at: