It's not an MFA program but the Portland Actors Conservatory can now at least boast substantial scholarships:
Portland Actors Conservatory is now authorized to disburse up to a projected $107,000 in Federal funding for students admitted to its Two Year Conservatory program upon completion of that FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). One year after the Board of Directors voted to begin the application process, the Conservatory has received its first disbursement of Title IV funds from Federal Financial Aid.Of course, the goal of an MFA actor should always be to get a "free ride" out of the school. But those offers are, of course very, very competitive. So this is an attractive alternative, especially for actors who already are or want to make a career in the Northwest.
“Providing federal financial aid increases the accessibility of our Conservatory program immeasurably,” said Nurella Doumitt, executive director. “A fulltime study of acting is now possible for a great number of people for whom it would have been previously unthinkable.”The projected funds allow for a financial aid award of up to $14,850 per student. This sum covers the $8,500 annual tuition, as well as living, travel, books, and other expenses.