#1 in Iowa. #8 in the Midwest. #25 in the country.

That's how Tippie's MAc program stacks up in the 2017 Public Accounting Report rankings.

Luckily, a top degree doesn't require top dollar. Our competitive tuition rates, coupled with generous financial awards and scholarship options, make Tippie's MAc one of the best investments in graduate business education.

Tuition & fees

There are two tuition rates: Iowa residents and non-residents. Living expenses are estimated and can vary greatly based on housing and incidentals. The tuition rates listed at the link below are based on full-time enrollment (9+ s.h. per semester).

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Financial awards & scholarships

Historically, over 90% of MAc students at Tippie receive a financial award in some form.

Common forms of financial aid are teaching assistantships and scholarships, as well as government loans and other programs through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

MAc program scholarships

Historically, the program has granted over $120,000 a year in scholarships, and the vast majority of MAc students receive some financial support. These scholarships are not tied to any work or payback requirements and are applied directly to your university bill. To be considered for scholarships, apply before the priority deadline. Later applicants are considered for scholarships if funds are available.  

Scholarship program for underrepresented minorities

This program helps offset the cost of a MAc for minority students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the accounting profession, including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. The scholarship package total can vary, but typically amounts to full support for the duration of the program. Apply by March 1 if you’d like to be considered for this award.

Applying for departmental scholarships

We ask that you wait to fill out the scholarship application until after you’ve been admitted to the program. Once admitted, complete the scholarship application form and you’ll be considered for departmental scholarships.

Scholarship application

Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

Being a TA at Tippie is more than grading papers—you actually teach accounting to undergraduates. We’ll provide you with the training you need to be an effective instructor, and the immersive experience teaching, communicating, and presenting accounting concepts will serve you in good stead throughout your career.  

MAc students with TAs often claim it as the most valuable part of their MAc experience, boosting their confidence, public speaking skills, time management, and mastery of accounting concepts.

Being a TA also pays off in dollars and cents. You’ll receive a $9k scholarship, plus tuition discounted to the Iowa resident rate if you’re a non-resident. Depending on your responsibility level, you’ll also receive an annual salary between $10,000 to $20,000. Plus, as an employee of the university, you’ll get stellar health insurance at a deep discount.

Most years, just over 15 students are awarded teaching assistantships. Apply by March 1 if you’d like to be considered for a TA position.

Federal and private financial aid

You’ll also have access to financial aid outside of Tippie through the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. This office oversees grant and loan programs that can help you pay for your education.

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