Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Tennessee among the top 10 best buys in higher education. Forbes also ranked Knoxville as having the second lowest cost of living of all U.S. cities. An up-to-date schedule of tuition and fees for in- and out-of-state students can be found on UT’s Graduate School website.

Tuition and fees listed on the graduate school’s website do not include room, board, books and supplies or other living expenses. Estimates for other costs include:

MAcc Program Fee $6,000 total (payable $2,400 in fall/spring, $1,200 summer)
Becker CPA Exam Prep Fee $3,400
School Supplies $600 total
Computer $1,500-2,000 total
Recommended parking pass $182 per year
Rent $400-$900 per month
Health Insurance $1,884 total

Students will be expected to have a laptop computer for use in the program. Additional details concerning the hardware and software configurations required are posted on the departmental website. 

Merit Aid

The Department of Accounting and Information Management awards scholarships on the basis of academic achievement and professional promise. Additional assistantships and fellowships offered through the university have varying eligibility requirements. No additional paperwork is required for these assistantships, fellowships or departmental scholarships, simply check the appropriate boxes on your admissions application.

Students also should apply for scholarships provided by the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

Financial Aid 
Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at the UT Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 15.