Fees & Financial Aid

Students listening and taking notes during a workshop

Cost

The cost of one 2-week in-person session of the 2022 Summer Residential Program will be $2,500. This fee includes room and board, instruction and materials for your core course, and access to all extracurricular camp events (readings, workshops, discussions, writing activities, open mics, talent shows, social gatherings, etc). Students accepted into an in-person session must pay the $2,500 fee, register, and enroll in their course by May 16, 2022. If you cancel or withdraw before June 1, 2022 a $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Thereafter no refunds are available. 

The cost of one 2-week online session of the 2022 Summer Residential Program will be $575. This fee includes instruction and materials for your core course and access to most extracurricular camp events (readings, workshops, discussions, writing activities, open mics, talent shows, social gatherings, etc). Students accepted into an online session must pay the $575 fee, register, and enroll in their course by May 16, 2022. If you cancel or withdraw before June 1, 2022 a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Thereafter no refunds are available. 

There is a $10 reading fee to apply to the 2022 Summer Residential Program. The fee can be paid in Submittable during the application process. The reading fee goes directly to the highly-qualified writers--students and graduates of the Iowa Writers' Workshop--who read and evaluate the writing samples. These writers read with great attention and care, and we believe in compensating them for their work. However, we do not want the fee to be an impediment to any applicant, and are happy to waive the fee without penalty for students who are unable to pay. The online application will give you the option of bypassing the fee.

Financial Aid

There is aid available for applicants who meet our need-based requirements. Every year we are able to grant several full tuition grants and several partial tuition grants. We encourage all interested students to apply. Accepted students will be asked to fill out a financial aid application and awards will be made in the spring.