Shakespeare & Performance Cost and Aid

Let’s look at the cost of an MLitt or MFA at MBU, and some of the ways we work with you to make your education affordable for you and your family.

All MBU Shakespeare and Performance students are eligible for merit scholarships, which reduce the costs by 20-25%, and have the opportunity to apply for various assistantships and fellowships.


Academic Year 2024–25

Shakespeare & Performance
Tuition$20,000 per year
Technology and
Credentialing Fee
$75 per semester

Indirect Costs

Students should also anticipate additional indirect costs such as books, supplies, travel, recreation, and personal items. These expenses are not billed by MBU but are considered when determining financial aid awards. 

Estimates for these expenses are included below but vary from student to student:

Books and Supplies:$900
Transportation: $1,356
Personal Expenses:$2,250
Loan Fees (if federal loans are borrowed):$220
Total Estimated Indirect Costs:$4,726