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Patterson School of Accountancy
University of Mississippi

Tuition

Tuition information is available on the Office of the Bursar website. When using the tuition estimator, be sure to view the tuition amount for graduate students in accountancy programs, which is slightly higher than regular graduate tuition. Residency information is also available on the Office of the Bursar website.

Financial Aid for Master’s Students

Financial aid for graduate students includes graduate assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and loans. Additional information on financial aid for graduate students is available on the Graduate School website.

Financial aid opportunities are more limited when admission categories other than full standing admission are used. Students who are admitted in categories other than full standing admission are not eligible to receive federal student loans or hold graduate assistantships.

Graduate Assistantships

The Patterson School of Accountancy awards graduate assistantships for fall and spring semesters to students with the highest admission scores. Graduate assistants receive a partial tuition scholarship, which includes a non-resident fee waiver, and a semesterly stipend in exchange for 10 hours of service per week to the school. Graduate assistant responsibilities may include assisting faculty, tutoring, proctoring exams, and/or working in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) library.

Generally, an admission score of 1300 or above is sufficient to receive a graduate assistantship offer (admission score = (200 x GPA) + GMAT). The deadline to apply for a master’s program and be considered for a graduate assistantship with the Patterson School of Accountancy is April 1. There is no additional application process for these graduate assistantships.

Graduate assistantships are also offered by other schools and offices on campus. Students should contact individual schools and offices to inquire about availability. Scholarship and stipend amounts as well as the number of required hours of service vary by position.

Graduate assistants are required to be enrolled full time in fall and spring semesters and to maintain a semesterly/term and cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (with no rounding up).

Hearin Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Students in our Master of Accountancy & Data Analytics and Master of Taxation & Data Analytics programs may be considered for the Hearin Foundation Graduate Fellowship, which provides a partial tuition scholarship and semesterly stipend. Candidates are required to be Mississippi residents and preference is generally given to candidates who also plan to work in Mississippi upon graduation.

PSOA Scholarship

Patterson School of Accountancy scholarships are awarded to students who meet varying criteria.

Academic Excellence Fellowship

The Academic Excellence Fellowship is awarded annually to one student who demonstrates superior academic achievement.

Excellence in Inclusivity Fellowship & Scholarship

Because the University of Mississippi recognizes that benefits accrue to our students when they are part of a diverse community of learners, students may be nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity Fellowship and Scholarship on the basis that their presence will add diversity to the classroom, department, or the campus. The award for full-time students who are not working full-time and do not have graduate assistantships includes a fellowship, a partial tuition scholarship, and a partial non-resident fee waiver. Part-time students and/or students with full-time employment are eligible for a partial tuition scholarship and partial non-resident fee waiver. Students who have graduate assistantships are eligible for the fellowship. Interested students should submit a statement on how their presence will add diversity to the classroom, department, and/or campus to Dr. Jennifer McClure, Director of Master’s Programs, in order to be considered for nomination. Eligible students are US citizens or permanent residents.

Graduate Student Loans

Students who are interested in obtaining student loans should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information on graduate student loans is available on the Office of Financial Aid website.