Federal loan programs provide a primary source of financial aid to domestic graduate business students. To be eligible to apply for federal financial aid, a student must be admitted to the MPA program, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled full-time for each semester that aid is received, and be in good scholastic standing (3.0 or better grade point average).
To be eligible for federal aid, students must also have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid.
New Texas MPAs are eligible for the following scholarships:
MPA MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION WAIVERS - All admitted U.S. applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships; a scholarship application is not required. Recipients are notified prior to their admissions response deadlines. In addition, out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded each year to high-achieving non-Texas residents.
TERRI L. HOLBROOK SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - The Terri L. Holbrook Scholarship in Accounting is given to MPA students who pursue the taxation track and have plans for a career in tax accounting. Average award: $10,000. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.
FIFTH YEAR ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS - Administered by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Fifth Year Accounting Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: Texas residency, financial need, grade point average, and a commitment to take the CPA exam in Texas.
OTHER ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS - Many organizations offer scholarships to encourage the pursuit of an accounting education. For example, the AICPA website provides a listing of several scholarship opportunities.
Teaching Assistant appointments are usually for 10 hours per week. TA applications are available to admitted MPA applicants and current students on the Department of Accounting website. For information about academic employment outside the Accounting Department, visit the Graduate School page regarding student employment. Assistantships do not qualify a non-Texas resident or an international student for in-state tuition.