Year-Long Writing Projects: Tuition and Access Fund Information


Tuition is $7,500 for the year when paid in full and can also be broken down with two payment plans. 

Payment plans:

The first payment plan​ option​ is a year-long, monthly option: $3,750 is due at the time of registration, which includes a nonrefundable $500 deposit. 12 monthly payments of $320.83 will be made January-December 2023 via a credit card number given to the Loft at the time of registration. Credit card must have an expiration date beyond December, 2023. Total tuition for the program on the payment plan is $​7600. You must call the education office at 612-379-8999 for this payment plan. it can not be arranged on the website, nor can it happen in person at this time.

The second payment plan option​ is available when you purchase your place in the program online (see our registration page for details); simply select the Sezzle payment method, and your payment will be divided into four interest-free payments over six weeks: 25 percent today, followed by three more payments of approximately 25 percent of the balance due each time until it is paid off. While this option is available, we do recommend either paying in full or calling for our payment program. Sezzle has worked fine for lower-priced class offerings, but some have encountered issues with limits in trying to pay for the writing projects. If you have an active Sezzle account, you can try to use it, but we cannot guarantee you will be approved. If you have questions about Sezzle limits, see their FAQ.

What is Sezzle?​ Sezzle is a third-party payment processing platform that securely processes and manages payments, interest free, over a period of six weeks. 

Access Funds:

Access Fund applications are now closed.

One Loft Access Fund spot will be available by Access Fund application for each of the three writing projects. Applications were due by Tuesday, October 4th at 11:59 pm CT. The Loft's Year-Long Writing Projects are a rigorous and intensive year-long program dedicated to helping you complete your book length project. Applicants are required to read about the details of the program on the Loft's website to make sure they understand the rigor and time commitment required to be successful before applying. Applicants are required to apply to only one genre and will be disqualified if applying to more than one genre. 

The application deadline is October 4, with an approximate review period of 3–4 weeks. All applicants will be notified of their status by 5 p.m. Friday, November 4; please do not contact the education office before that date about the status of your application.

This is not 100% funding; there are still expenses for participating in this program. For more details, please see the application form. This funding is only open to Minnesota residents. 

For more information about the application process, including the ways in which each application is considered, please see the application form or call the education office at 612-379-8999.