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Tuition & Aid

The tuition for our five-week online program is $150.00 USD per mentee. We are proud to say that our tuition is several magnitudes reduced from that of our peer programs -- something we accomplish by being an all-volunteer staff. It is free to apply to the Studio.

We understand that our tuition may present a burden to some families, and we firmly believe that every talented writer should have a place in our program. We're committed to offering a robust financial aid program to every mentee who demonstrates need. The financial aid application will release alongside this year's mentee application.


Our admissions process is strictly need-blind, and our application readers have no connection to our finance team.


Where is my tuition going? The Incandescent Studio is a fundraiser program for our parent company, The Incandescent Review. 50% of our proceeds will be used to create a Teen Microgrant program, where we'll distribute funds to writing organizations that need seed money to start up. The remaining 50% will be used to support the operations of the Incandescent Review as a whole.

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