Costs & Financial Aid
The investment you make in your graduate studies is an investment in your future success—and with our nearly 100 percent job employment rate (within 90 days of graduation), you will hit the ground running.
For the most current list of fees, visit the IU Office of the Bursar.
For information about financial aid, particularly externally funded awards, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
The AICPA offers a number of academic scholarships for students (U.S. citizens) interested in accounting and business. Amounts, application deadlines, and eligibility requirements vary. AICPA Scholarships and Awards
Admits to Graduate Accounting Programs master’s degrees are required to pay an enrollment deposit to secure their seat in the entering class. This deposit is non-refundable. However, if GAP revokes their admission because of the candidate’s inability to meet admission conditions, the enrollment deposit is refunded.
Graduate Assistantships (GA)
The financial assistance offered through the office of Graduate Accounting Programs comes in the form of Graduate Assistantships (GA-ships). With a merit-based assistantship, a student is expected to work 5 hours (per week) or 12 hours (per week) for a department or faculty member in the Kelley School.
- Approximately 25 percent of our total available funds are awarded as merit-based 12-hour assistantships and 75 percent as 5-hour assistantships.
- Typically one-fourth of our graduate accounting students will receive some departmental assistance.
- Five-hour assistantships are most often awarded to meritorious 1st year 3/2 MBA students and MSA graduate students. The 12-hour assistantships are typically awarded to second-year 3/2 MBA students as they have more experience in the Kelley School. These positions are sometimes teaching assistantships.
- Assistantships are paid partially as a tuition waiver and partially as a monthly stipend for working each week.
- The amount of the awards and the number of awards vary each year. Any Kelley graduate assistantship covers only a portion of the tuition costs.
- Amounts of the award are based on your tuition residency status as determined by Indiana University.
- No separate application is needed to be considered for a graduate assistantship.