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Texas McCombs MPA Tuition

The total cost of enrollment in the Texas McCombs MPA program is determined by the student's residency status, program length, and number of credit hours taken each semester. 

The traditional MPA program ranges from 31 to 43 semester credit hours, depending on the number of waivers granted for previous coursework completed. A 12- to 15-hour schedule is a typical course load for an MPA student in any given semester. Approximate tuition and fees are based on the 2021-2022 academic year. Tuition and fees are approximate and subject to change.

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Texas Residency QUESTIONS

Detailed information about Texas residency can be found on UT's Admissions page.

In addition, you may consult with the Residency Office in the Graduate and International Admissions Center at: or (512) 475-7391.


Finance Your Degree

There are a number of ways to get help financing your Texas McCombs MPA degree:

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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 Assistants

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.

Financial Aid for International Students

International students are not eligible for federal loans or Accounting Department recruiting scholarships. Students who are not U.S. citizens should be prepared to meet all expenses from their own resources. Additional information about financial aid is available through International Student & Scholar Services