Financing the SMU Cox MSA
A graduate education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. The returns can be measured in enhanced job opportunities, self-confidence and post-MSA success. This is why you should seek an accounting program that prepares you for your career rather than just the CPA Exam. It is not surprising that SMU Cox MSA students are highly sought after by national and regional accounting firms.
Tuition and Budget
For full-time enrollment the estimated 2017-2018 academic year tuition, program fees, and general student fees will total $47,240 for a student in the 32 hour program and $59,224 for a student in the 40 hour program. Students enrolling in the program on a part-time basis are charged per credit hour. The current rate is $1,260 per credit hour plus the general student fees of $238 per credit hour and the program fee of $500 per semester.
SMU Cox is able to offer some merit-based scholarships to students exhibiting high academic potential. These scholarships are currently offered only to full-time students. All students whose completed application is received by the early application deadline of January 20th for fall admission or the final deadline for spring admission will be considered for these scholarships. Choice between assurance/advisory and tax track and the applicants citizenship are not considered in awarding of scholarships.
Ernst & Young Tax Scholars
Funded by a generous gift from the Ernst & Young Foundation, we previously awarded Ernst & Young Tax Scholarships to a select group of students pursuing the Tax Track. Recently Ernst & Young has chosen to expand availability of their scholarships to all students. These scholarships, and others funded by endowments and annual gifts, allow us to offer merit-based scholarships to over half of our students each year.
Other sources of financial assistance are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents which may help defray the cost of your education and living expenses including student loans. Information on some of these sources can be obtained at: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/FinancialAid/TypesOfAid. Applicants may also seek out outside scholarships including those offered through the AICPA, state CPA societies and other outside accounting groups.
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer any assistantships as a part of our program. Scholarships offered through the program are available to allow students without regard to citizenship.