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M.S. in Accounting Tuition

The most current and complete information regarding undergraduate and graduate fees is available through the MSU Controller’s Office.

The tuition calculator is helpful in determining the cost per semester based on credits and degree level.

Accounting Scholarships/Fellowships

Last year the Department of Accounting and Information Systems awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate and graduate students. Typically, the scholarship application is available starting in December of each year. The deadline for submission is the third week of January. Applications for admission to the M.S. program must be completed by January 1 in order for students to qualify for a scholarship.

To apply for a graduate scholarship and/or assistantship, you must be an admitted M.S. student who will graduate at the end of the spring semester 2022, or summer semester 2022 for the 22-23 academic year. You may receive only one graduate scholarship.

If you are a current MSU student or a non-MSU student who has been admitted to the M.S. program, the scholarship application is available at; if not, please contact the Program Director, Shannon Mulally, at

The FAFSA application is available at FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid

External Scholarships

Below are some scholarship opportunities available to graduate accounting students:

Resources for Financing

The following resources may be helpful to you as you explore financing your education.

Graduate Assistantships

Limited opportunities exist within the Department of Accounting and Information Systems for graduate assistantships; however, other departments on campus hire graduate assistants. For more information, please visit the Graduate School website.

Financial Aid

Students should visit the MSU Office of Financial Aid to learn more about financial aid for graduate students.


Faculty may occasionally hire students to assist in grading assignments. If you are interested in employment, please inquire with individual faculty members and also let the M.S. program director know that you are interested in this type of employment.

Part-Time Employment

Part-time jobs are available to students on and off campus. The Office of Financial Aid provides several student employment resources. In addition, students should check local newspapers such as the State News and Lansing State Journal for position announcements. We also recommend visiting and/or calling local businesses and organizations of interest to you.

Full-Time Employment at MSU

Some students work full-time on campus and pursue their graduate studies on a part-time basis. Information regarding employment opportunities at MSU can be found through Human Resources.