The Vanderbilt University based in Nashville, Tennessee offers a three-year fully funded MFA in creative writing. Each year, a small, select class of talented writers of fiction and poetry enroll in Vanderbilt’s three-year, fully-funded M.F.A. in Creative Writing program. Creative writers work closely with eighteen M.F.A students—half of whom work in poetry, and half in prose—who are enrolled in the program at any one time. The University Fellowship provides full-tuition benefits, health insurance, and a stipend of $30,000/yearly. In 2nd year and third-year students have the opportunity to teach for one semester.