Financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. Skowhegan is committed to finding meaningful financial aid for all of those who are admitted to the program.
Tuition is $6,000. A number of scholarships are offered, including general and named fellowships, as well as matching school fellowships which are available to students who are currently enrolled in partner institutions.
The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted can attend Skowhegan regardless of their financial status. Most years, 95% of each class requests significant financial aid. In order to make the experience possible for everyone, please only request what you need.
While it is not Skowhegan's goal to contribute to mounting debt, each participant is expected to make some financial contribution to their experience.
It costs Skowhegan approximately $16,000 to host each participant for the full 9 week program. These costs are offset by fundraisers and institutional scholarships.