Tuition and Scholarships
Rates for 2024 will be confirmed shortly.
Application Fee (non-refundable): $60
Application Fee (scholarship, non-refundable): $40
Four weeks: $3,800 (non-credit)
Four weeks: $3,880 (undergraduate credit)
Two weeks: $1,900
One week (online workshop only): $800
Manuscript Tutorial: $500 (optional)
2023 On-Campus Housing:
Room 4-weeks: $1,066.80
Room 2-weeks: $533.40
2023 Board (required):
One- and two-week deposit: $200
Four-week deposit: $400
Accepted Students will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit within 48 hours of acceptance to secure their place in the program. The deposit will be credited towards the program tuition.
The Institute offers partial scholarships – available in the form of tuition remission – as part of our ongoing commitment to access and diversity.
To nominate up to 6 students, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting access to our online nomination portal. We are looking for particularly strong writers and hope also to increase the diversity of our student body.
Matriculated college students, and adults may register for four semester hours of undergraduate credit from Skidmore College when they choose to enroll in the four-week workshops in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry. The course designations are EN380 Fiction Workshop, EN378 Nonfiction Workshop and EN379 Poetry Workshop. Students will be expected to comply with Skidmore’s academic policies and Non-Matriculated students will be required to submit a copy of their current transcript. For more information, please consult the Skidmore College Catalog.
Because faculty and staff salary commitments must be made in advance and the costs of operations are fixed, the College must follow a very limited refund policy. Details of this policy as it relates to tuition and program fees follow. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to the Program Director.
If Skidmore College cancels a program all program fees will be refunded.
- Application fees will not be refunded.
- Tuition payments (less non-refundable deposit) will be refunded if requested, in writing, by Friday, June 7, 2024.
Room: 100% of the room fee will be refunded if the student notifies the Program Director in writing thirty (30) days prior to the program start date. Fifty percent (50%) of the room fee will be refunded if withdrawal from the program occurs after this time and before the program begins. The room fee will not be refunded if the student withdraws on or after the first day of the program.
Board: 100% of the board fee will be refunded prior to the program start date. Withdrawal from the College after the start of any program shall entitle the student to a pro-rated refund of the unused portion of the board fee from the date of withdrawal, on a weekly basis.
Mary Gaitskill, 2023 Reading, photo by Tim O’Dowd