Tuition and Financial Aid


The Carlson Master of Accountancy (MAcc) is a 30 credit program that full-time students can complete in two semesters. Resident tuition for a full-time student in the MAcc program for two semesters is $19,400. Non-resident tuition for two semesters is $32,000.

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees


  Resident Non-Resident
10 – 18 credits $9,700 $16,000
Per credit (1 – 9) $970 $1,600
(two semesters) $19,400* $32,000*

*Cost assumes completion of the 30 credit program in two semesters.  Amount does not include student fees, books and course materials or other incidental costs such as meals and parking.  Rates are subject to yearly increases.

Semester Fees

Fee Type Amount
Carlson School fee

$580 - Full-time students (9 credits or more)

$290 - Part-time students (8 credits or less)

Student Service fee $430.51 (enrolled for 6 or more credits)
Other fees

$999.00 Student Health Benefit Plan (required for International students; domestic students may opt out if they have health insurance elsewhere)

$24.00 Transportation Fee

$75.00 Capital Enhancement Fee

$12.36 Graduate & Professional Student Assembly Fee

$12.50 Stadium Fee

International Students

  • International Student Aid Fee $14.00
  • International Student Fee $145.00

The tuition and fees above do not include books and course materials. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

The Accounting department awards graduate assistantships, scholarships, and an accounting tutor position for MAcc students on a competitive basis. The assistantships and tutor position include a salary and tuition reduction. In addition, the Accounting department awards a number of $6,000 forgivable Parker Loans to eligible domestic MAcc students.

In addition, the University offers grants, scholarships, education benefits, and tuition waivers based on financial need and basic eligibility criteria.  To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete it anytime; the University will process the application after you have been admitted. The University of Minnesota FAFSA code is 003969.  The University has reciprocity agreements with the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the province of Manitoba, Canada.