Paying for School
We are proud to fully fund a number of students through teaching assistantships in composition. These assistantships are awarded for the full two years of study and include full tuition waivers as well as a stipend (roughly $9000-10,000 annually). A few students who receive TA-ships are given the opportunity to teach creative writing in their second year.
We also offer four students full-funding and stipends in their second year through our unique professional practicum opportunities. These opportunities include gaining valuable experience as Managing Editor for both Willow Springs, and Willow Springs Books, Student Director of Writers’ in the Community, or Assistant Coordinator for our annual literary festival GetLit! Many other funding opportunities are also available doing technical writing, advising, Writers’ Center work, and more through other departments at Eastern.
Good to Know
The GSA tuition waiver does not cover a varying amount of mandatory student fees per quarter (as of 2019, between $600-$700/quarter). Students with a GSA who have tuition waivers should expect to pay about this much each quarter in required EWU fees. For more information, please visit the EWU Student Financial Services Mandatory Fees page or call EWU Financial Services at 509.359.6200.