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Financial Aid

All admitted applicants to the MAcc program are considered for the merit-based financial aid described below — no separate application is necessary. As are admissions decisions, most financial aid decisions are usually made on rolling basis.

In order to apply for fellowship award consideration, your complete application must be received by the applicable deadlines. For applicants completing their application prior to the deadline, information regarding financial assistance decisions will be available by late April.

Fellowships

Fisher College of Business nominates its strongest MAcc degree candidates for The Ohio State University’s outstanding fellowship program. Students who apply by the applicable deadline, have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and stellar GMAT scores (overall score in top 25% or higher) may be considered for nomination for University Fellowship awards from the Graduate School. These fellowships provide a full waiver of tuition and general fees, plus a monthly stipend.

Admitted students who are U.S. citizens and can add to the diversity of the overall Graduate School (e.g. including, but not limited to, members of under-represented groups, etc.) may be eligible for Graduate Enrichment Fellowships or University Fellowships.

Graduate Assistantships

The MAcc Admissions Committee awards merit-based graduate assistantships to its strongest admitted students. The assistantships provide for 50 percent fee/tuition waivers plus monthly stipend. All admitted applicants to the MAcc program are considered for these assistantships — no separate application is necessary.

Scholarships

The MAcc Admissions Committee awards merit-based MAcc scholarships to successful applicants on a competitive basis. Scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $10,000. All admitted applicants to the MAcc program are considered for these scholarships — no separate application is necessary.

There are organizations outside Fisher that also have programs in place to help support students seeking an advanced (or "fifth year") accounting degree. For example, the AICPA has monies set aside for certain students seeking financial support for a fifth year of accounting education. Also, the Accountancy Board of Ohio has scholarship monies set aside for U.S. citizens who are Ohio residents seeking financial aid to help support their graduate accounting studies.

Deadlines

Funding for financial aid awards is very limited. For complete consideration for financial aid, your completed application should be received by the applicable deadline. All admitted applicants to the MAcc program are considered for MAcc merit-based financial aid — no separate application is necessary. Information regarding merit-based award decisions, including fellowship awards, is released no later than March.

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