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What do you get for the money?

Our program offers a small liberal arts college experience at Stony Brook prices. Enrollment in our creative writing workshops is capped at 16. Students really get to know their professors and each other. We admit only 25 or so majors per year, so students also get to know the other writers in their cohort. They take CWL 250, Join the Conversation, together as a group. Later, when they are about to embark on their book-length manuscript, they take two courses as a cohort: CWL 390, The Ethics of the Creative Imagination, and CWL 450, Senior Project Workshop. The curriculum is designed to foster a tight-knit community. Special events with visiting authors, sandwich breaks, and student showcases, sponsored by the program, reinforce that sense of an artist colony. No creative writing major will feel lost at what can be a bewilderingly large research university.

This page will help parents calculate tuition, room, board, and other expenses. It also contains links to financial aid, scholarships and campus jobs.

The Creative Writing program does not offer its own scholarships. Stony Brook, however, awards scholarships based on merit, diversity, leadership, need, and several other categories relevant to our students. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.