Kent State MFA Graduate Assistantships

The Department of English awards a number of Graduate Assistantships (GAs) to qualified applicants. 

  • The GA carries a yearly stipend of $12,000 (beginning Fall 2020), tuition waiver, and partial reimbursement of health insurance. 
  • GAs who do not have previous experience or training in teaching college writing are required to take a graduate course 'Teaching College English' the summer prior to their appointment.
  • GAs in the MFA program with Kent State as their Gateway teach in the first year writing program. 
  • If you apply for Fall admission by the priority deadline (January 15), you are automatically considered for a GA. 
  • Students in the NEOMFA program are funded for up to three years of study.
  • Students who are not funded may apply for internal funding during the next admission cycle.

For a complete overview, see Kent State Graduate Assistantships item in this section menu. Contact Prof. Catherine Wing (, NEOMFA Kent Campus Coordinator, if you have any questions.