"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
what she actually said was "provide full tuition scholarship to all workshop students," but it came right on the heels of the article's mention of the in-state and out-of-state tuitions in the program ($6,500 and $17,000, i believe it said)--which made me question what i'd thought was true--that everyone gets in-state tuition. am i wrong in thinking that? are there people in the workshop paying $34,000 for their MFA?!? please tell me that's not the case... my understanding of the times article was that she's saying everyone will get at least $6,500 a year. is that not the case now? i'd love to know these things for sure...
Is there anyone who did not get in-state tuition at the workshop? Please post if so.
It was my understanding that anyone in the Workshop who has (a) a fellowship or (b) any teaching or research job that is at least 1/4 time gets in-state tuition. The idea of people paying $34,000 - egad indeed.
I've asked this question before, because I too thought everyone pays in-state tuition as long as they have a 1/4 time appointment.It would be great if Iowa students didn't have to pay tuition at all: that's the way it works at some other MFA programs. One of my students here just got into Michigan, and they take care of his fees, as well as pay him fellowship money. This was a major factor in his decision to go there, because he'd been accepted to five other schools.
One of MSF's and my friends just made a similar decision - she chose Michigan over Iowa because they're giving her free tuition plus a fellowship and guaranteed summer employment and a second-year teaching gig. I think Jim Hynes said that Michigan had just received a bunch of dough - sounds like they're spending it well. In addition, the faculty called my friend to express their excitement at having her there. I think the Workshop needs to get better at that.
it was just pointed out to me that maybe what sam means is that she'd like it if folks didn't have to pay tuition at all, so that they could live on the money from their 1/4 time appointments instead of forking it all over in tuition, which is, in effect, what someonewould have to do if they were making $7,000 a year. maybe this is what people have already said and it's just now become clear to me... when numbers are involved my whole head goes fuzzy...
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