Financial Aid

The Fisher School of Accounting provides a limited number of scholarships and fellowships to accounting students, as described below. For other opportunities for financial assistance, students should visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Types

Thanks to the generous support of numerous donors, the Fisher School of Accounting administers several awards for students pursuing a Master of Accounting degree. The amounts, number, and source of awards vary from year to year. Academic performance, particularly in upper-division accounting coursework, is emphasized in selecting recipients. Generally, 20 to 40 one-time cash awards are made in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $4,000.

Thanks to the generous contributions of some accounting firms, the Fisher School of Accounting has scholarship programs designed to reward undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves after completion of all required 3000 level accounting courses (ACG 3101 and ACG 3401). These are one-time awards that typically range from $2,000-3,500.

Each year, applications will be posted on this page beginning in October or November. The deadline to apply is typically the first week of the Spring semester. Specific applications procedures, deadlines, and eligibility criteria will be included on the applications.

Thanks to the generous support of numerous donors, the Fisher School of Accounting administers several awards for students pursuing a Master of Accounting degree. The amounts, number, and source of awards vary from year to year. Academic performance, particularly in upper-division accounting coursework, is emphasized in selecting recipients. Generally, 20 to 40 one-time cash awards are made in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $4,000.

To be considered for graduate awards, students should complete and submit an Application for Graduate Awards, which is available on this page from mid-November to February 1. Completing this one application makes the student eligible for all available endowed scholarships and fellowships. Finalists for awards will be mailed an invitation in mid- to late-March to attend our annual Awards Banquet in April where the winners will be announced. The cash proceeds will be disbursed during the first week of Fall classes.

MAcc students should also consider filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), even if they are not interested in receiving student loans. Some scholarships/fellowships awarded by the Fisher School require the student to have a financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. We can only verify this for students who have completed the FAFSA.

Students entering the MAcc program from another undergraduate institution MAY be eligible for the scholarships and fellowships described above. However, to obtain one of these awards, a student needs to be enrolled in the Spring semester to apply, and the following Fall semester to receive the award, if offered. Students who begin the program in the Summer or Fall semester, and graduate the following Spring or Summer, are not eligible. The length of the program varies from student to student and depends in large part on the preparatory courses completed prior to enrolling.

We do not offer graduate teaching or research assistantships.

Some students are hired by the School to assist instructors with their teaching assignments. Duties typically include holding office hours, grading, or other tasks. In general, students must have taken upper-division accounting courses and earned at least a 3.5 GPA in those courses to be considered. Selected students typically have built a relationship with an FSOA faculty member but are sometimes approached for consideration based on their previous performance. We also have an Application for Student Employment available on the Forms section of our website, and will refer to the applicant pool when considering students for a particular course

The Student Assistant positions are hourly paid positions. They are not considered assistantships, and do not include a stipend or tuition waiver. MAcc students who attended another school for their undergraduate degrees are rarely considered because instructors tend to prefer students who took the class with those instructors.

Information on other types of jobs on campus can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Employment webpage.

We’ve included here a select list of scholarships offered by entities other than UF which are available to accounting students. We encourage students to research other opportunities that may not be listed here. All information below is subject to change without our knowledge. You are encouraged to visit the links provided and review carefully information on eligibility criteria, deadlines, application procedures, etc.

  • FICPA Foundation: The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers 76 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The application period is typically January 1 – March 31, and are for students who will be in their 4th or 5th year the following Fall semester, are US citizens or permanent residents, are planning to sit for the CPA exam and obtain CPA licensure in Florida, and who indicate a desire to work in Florida. Applicants must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

James Wilcox Endowed Scholarship: One of the FICPA scholarships, this program awards $5,000 to African American accounting students that will be in their 5th year the following Fall.

For detailed information, eligibility criteria, and application deadlines and instructions, visit the FICPA Foundation.

  • Clay Ford Scholarship Program: The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) offers scholarships of up to $8,000 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. Students must have a financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); be an ethnic, gender or racial minority; complete 120 credit hours; and be a Florida resident. Applications are normally due June 1. For more information, visit the DBPR Clay Ford Scholarship Program.
  • DC Gator Club: Each year, the DC Gator Club awards the J. Richard Sewell Internship Scholarship of $1,500 to a UF student with an internship based in the greater Washington, DC area during the Spring semester. Application is typically in January. For more information, visit the DC Gator Club.