A reduced rate for day students who live in the Farmington area is also available. It is $535.00 for tuition, dinner Sunday-Friday and Lunch Monday-Friday and all additional fees.

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The University of Maine at Farmington and the BFA program in Creative Writing sponsors several partial scholarships to be awarded to students from anywhere based on merit and need.

In addition, we are pleased to offer several scholarships to Maine students thanks to a partnership with the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance: the Michael Macklin Scholarship for Young Maine Writers provides full scholarships to two Maine residents, one male and one female (learn more); and the Ilgenfritz Scholarship provides one scholarship for a female student living in Waldo or Knox counties (learn more).


To Apply for any of our scholarships, submit the following:

  • A statement of financial need no more than 500 words, composed by the student. We aren’t looking for your W2 forms here, but rather a short statement about why you need financial assistance.
  • What do you hope to get out of your attendance at Longfellow?
  • What are your writing and educational goals?
  • A writing sample which includes 5 pages of your best writing in any genre. Writing should be double spaced in standard font, with the exception of poetry, which may be single spaced.

All scholarship applicants must email their application to in addition to filling out the Online Application. Scholarship applicants do not submit a deposit to hold their space in the program, but must indicate if you plan to attend should you not receive a scholarship on the application. Payment will be due when scholarships are announced in mid-May.

Scholarship Applications are due by April 15, 2019

Payments can be made and your place in the Workshop reserved by filling out the On-line Application form.

Additional possibilities for financial aid exist in many places (online and in the real world). One such location is the Maine Community Foundation (please click for more information).