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Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Assistantship Opportunities

When you join the MAS program at Gies Business, you make a financial commitment to your future. Our commitment, in return, is to provide opportunities for financial assistance.

Department of Accountancy Scholarships

The MAS program has dedicated funds available for student scholarships. Graduate accountancy majors who will begin the MAS program in the fall should apply the preceding spring semester for scholarship consideration. The scholarship application is now a part of your Graduate College application. Select “Yes” under the Financial Aid section within the Program tab of your application to begin your scholarship submission. You’ll need to answer five questions about your career objectives, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, community service, and any awards you have received.

Accountancy scholarships fall into one of three categories, all of which provide funding to graduate students:

  • Academic merit
  • Combination of academic merit and financial need
  • Achievement of student body diversity objectives

Teaching Assistantships

In exchange for 10-13 hours of work per week, assistantships provide a stipend and partial tuition waiver to students.

  • Decisions are based on academic performance in accountancy and in other university courses, as well as an evaluation of leadership qualities.
  • Initial appointments are for the fall semester only, and a fall semester appointment doesn’t guarantee a spring appointment.
  • An updated TOEFL score is required for all non-native English speakers who apply for an assistantship.

Diversity Fellowships

The Department of Accountancy seeks a mix of students with varying backgrounds and experiences. To that end, the department provides financial support, in the form of fellowships, to students who will further our diversity objectives. This award consists of a full tuition waiver, plus a $10,000 stipend.

Diversity factors considered include ethnicity, cultural heritage, recent immigration and citizenship, educational attainment of parents and grandparents, significant life experiences and challenges, special talents, and community service.

Applicants need to provide:

  • Undergraduate GPA
  • A personal statement tying your talents and experiences to the Gies Business experience in accounting
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Financial need statement

1st Stage Scholarships

The Department of Accountancy has also allocated funds to provide scholarships to 1st Stage MAS students. These scholarships are only available to Gies College of Business undergrads who plan to continue their studies through the MAS program and apply during a student’s junior or senior year of studies. When applying to 1st Stage, Gies students will have the opportunity to apply for these scholarships by answering a few additional questions about themselves and uploading a current resume. The scholarship will be allocated for either the fall or spring semester of recipient’s final year of undergraduate studies.

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