A QUICK NOTE: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY CONTRIBUTED (THANK YOU IMMENSELY), PLEASE RESUBMIT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS VIA THIS CAMPAIGN. YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED TWICE. THE CAMPAIGNS ARE THE SAME, EXCEPT THAT I CHANGED THE TYPE. BY CHANGING THE TYPE I AM NOW ABLE TO USE YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE FUNDING GOAL IS REACHED. WHICH IS AWESOME. IF THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE, ASK ME ABOUT IT. OR READ ON FOR FURTHER INFO.
HERE'S WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW: Several years ago, I was accepted into the graduate program for creative writing at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets in Boulder, Colorado. Due to financial reasons, I did not attend. While I have no regrets, nor do I feel cheated by any means, I would like to turn the idea of studying under an MFA program into a reality. Fortunately enough, I was notified just two weeks ago of my acceptance into another MFA program for Creative Writing, this time through Oregon State University's Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. You can check out the program here.
THIS IS WHAT'S NEW: Thanks in great part to a gracious benefactor, I will now be able to attend the MFA Program this coming winter! I still need your contributions, however, in order to make it all work.
WHY?: The anonymous benefactor has offered to pay the remainder of the balance (holy shit), up to $10,000, after I have raised/scrounged up/saved/earned all and everything I can in order to pay for tuition. Really? Yes. Really. I almost don't believe it either.
THAT SAID... I will be registering for my first term this winter! Below is a layout of costs for the initial 23 credits (of 60 total credits over the course of a 2-year program).
Winter: $3888 tuition + 185 fees
Spring: $3888 tuition + 185 fees
Summer: $2105 tuition + 54 fees
One time matriculation fee: $300
Course fees, books, living expenses: $5000
Total estimated costs: $15605
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT (IN DOLLAR BILLS, INTENTIONS, THOUGHTS, WORDS OR ALL OF THE ABOVE). THE RESPONSE AND GENEROSITY HAVE BEEN MORE THAN EXPECTED. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH.
Laura Ayn Winberry
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