Don't forget, if you apply for financial aid during your application process, most MFA programs will offer you a scholarship between 7.500$ and 15.000$ too.
Thanks. I applied for aid from Columbia, but didn't get any. I'm even more disappointed now that you say that everyone who asks automatically gets 10K. Big bill, yes, but 20K over 2 years amounts to over 50K in 20 years at 5% interest!