The MSA program offers a limited number of tuition remission scholarships (up to a maximum of approximately $10,000 per year) to qualified Illinois residents who add to the academic quality of the program and diversity of the student body. These tuition remission scholarships are not limited to traditionally underrepresented populations.
ApplicationApplications for scholarships are due February 1.
Academic criteria include, but are not limited to, Grade Point Average, GMAT scores, work experience, previous coursework and field of study.
The Department of Acccountancy’s diversity objectives are broad. The Department seeks students who individually and collectively are among the most capable in the nation and who offer substantial promise for success in graduate studies and in the practice of accountancy. The department seeks a mix of students with varying backgrounds and experiences. We seek to achieve diversity that has the potential to enrich everyone’s education and thus make the MSA Program greater than the sum of its parts.
Many diversity factors may be relevant. Some examples include ethnicity, cultural heritage, recent immigration and citizenship (i.e., whether you are a first or second generation US citizen), educational attainment of parents and grandparents (i.e., whether you are a first generation college student), significant life experiences and challenges, special talents, and community service.
Financial Assistance for International StudentsBased on the way the MSA program was structured and approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, MSA is unable to offer financial aid to international students. International students should be prepared to finance the entire period of proposed study from personal funds or from funds from other sources, as financial aid (in general) is extremely limited.