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Hollins University
Graduate Center
PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
(540) 362-6288 (Fax)

Fees and financial aid

We are strongly committed to making the degree accessible and affordable. Estimates of annual expenses are available from the graduate studies office.

The program offers artists fellowships, loans and possible on-campus employment. The artist fellowship is based both on merit and need. The fellowships, which range from full to partial tuition, are awarded each year to incoming students.

Entering students must apply for the artist fellowship at the same time that they apply for admission. This application is available as a downloadable PDF. The financial aid office calculates need-based financial aid and it is awarded in the form of loans.

Student loans are not available to international students.

Applying for a fellowship/financial aid
  • All candidates applying for a fellowship/financial aid must complete the FAFSA form which is available online. The recommended date of completion is Feb. 1.

Tuition for the entire 60-credit degree is $867 per credit hour for the 2014-15 academic year. Qualified low-residency candidates may receive a 12-credit professional experience waiver for up to $10,404. The typical budget for a student will include technology/media lab and thesis/portfolio fees.

New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 by March 1. If a new student is accepted after March 1, the $500 deposit will be required within two weeks of his/her acceptance.

Credit hours, tracks, and terms

The degree is divided over four terms or seven terms. Every track begins in the summer.

Shown below is a sample budget for 2014-15 (using $867 per credit hour).

Low Residency (Two-Summer Track)

Summer I Fall Spring Summer II
12 credits/$10,404 16 credits/$13,872 16 credits/$13,872 16 credits/$13,872


Low Residency (Three-Summer Track)

Summer I Fall I Spring I
10 credits/$8,670 8 credits/$6,936 8 credits/$6,936


Low Residency (Three-Summer Track) - cont.

Summer II Fall II Spring II Summer III
8 credits/$6,936 8 credits/$6,936 10 credits/$8,670 8 credits/$6,936


Year Residency

Summer I Fall Spring Summer II
12 credits/$10,404 14 credits/$12,138 16 credits/$13,872 18 credits/$15,606
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For additional information about financial aid for students residing in the U.S. and for international students, click here.