Fees & Financial Aid

Students listening and taking notes during a workshop


The cost of the 2020 Iowa Young Writers' Studio will be $2,400. This program fee includes room and board, all instruction fees, textbooks, photocopying, and transportation to and from the Cedar Rapids airport or Iowa City bus station. Once a student is accepted into the Studio they must pay a $200 deposit to reserve their position. There is no cost to apply!

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.

Refund policy

If you are accepted to either session of the program, pay your $200 deposit, and then decide not to attend, we will refund $50 of your deposit if you cancel before June 1, 2020. If you cancel after June 1, 2020 we will be unable to refund any part of your deposit.