Assistantships and Prizes

Possible funding sources include:

  • $9,000 graduate assistantship, with 80% tuition remission (available for all qualified full-time MA and MFA students)
  • Limited number of $12,000 graduate assistantships, with 80% tuition remission
  • Lawrence Sanders Fellowship, which provides a stipend of $15,000 and 80% tuition remission
  • Partial stipend for serving as editor-in-chief of the FAU literary magazine, Coastlines
  • Swann Award for the program's best first-year fiction writer and poet
  • Coyle Award for best creative thesis
  • Annual Frank and Courtney Brogan Awards for the best poem and prose piece published in Coastlines

The standard responsibility for a graduate assistant is to teach two courses per semester, but other options are available, including research assistantships and assistantships in the University Center for Excellence in Writing.