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Financial Aid & Tuition

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Tuition and Fees


Loan Programs

Return on Investment


Tuition and Fees

2023-2024 Budget for MS in Accounting Students

(Based on a nine-month academic year)

NYU Stern Tuition & Fees
Tuition $62,250
Orientation Fee$500

Living Expenses
Food & Housing$29,344
Books & Supplies$1,500
Health Insurance $4,068
Loan Fees$216


Typically, annual increases for tuition and fees are about 3%, but can vary each year.
Click here for a PDF version of the above table.



All applicants (domestic and international) are considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are typically in the amount of $10,000 or $20,000. Scholarships are applied evenly between the first and second semesters of the program, typically $5,000 or $10,000 for each semester. Approximately 25-35% of students receive a scholarship, though this amount can vary from year to year. No additional materials are required to be considered. If scholarships are an important consideration, we'd suggest applying for the November or February deadline, as funds are limited. Scholarship decisions are made at the time of admission and are included in your official admission letter. All scholarship decisions are final.

Additionally, the NYS Society of CPAs awards scholarships to deserving candidates entering the accounting profession. These scholarships are based heavily on financial aid and applicants must meet or exceed a threshold of acceptable academic performance.

Tuition assistance is available through non-NYU Stern entities offering accounting-specific scholarships. You are encouraged to conduct a search of non-NYU Stern opportunities. Useful search tools include the AICPA ‘This Way to CPA’ scholarship search.


Loan Programs

Domestic Students – Federal and Private Loans

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents are eligible for federal loans. They also have the option to apply for private loans.

Federal Loans
The U.S. Department of Education offers both Federal Direct loans and Graduate PLUS loans.

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be reviewed for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan or Graduate Plus loan. Applicants are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible and should submit it no later than May of the calendar year they intend to start school. The FAFSA data determine your eligibility for the following:

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Students are eligible for $10,250 per semester in the federal Direct Unsubsidized loan. This loan has an interest rate (effective for loans disbursed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023) of 6.54% fixed with a loan origination fee of 1.057%, which is applied at disbursement.

Graduate PLUS Loans
In order to supplement the federal Direct Unsubsidized loan, domestic students are also eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan to help cover the full cost of attendance. This loan has an interest rate (effective for loans disbursed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023) of 7.54% fixed with a loan origination fee of 4.228%, which is applied at disbursement.

More information on federal loan programs can be found on the Federal Loans page of the Stern Graduate Financial Aid website.

Private Loans
U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents may be eligible to receive private loans. A comprehensive list of current lenders typically used by Stern students can be found on the Private Loans page of the Stern Graduate Financial Aid website.

International Students – Private Loans
International students may be eligible to receive private student loans with and/or without a U.S. co-signer. For information on potential student loan opportunities, please review the Private Loan Options for International Students on the Stern Graduate Financial Aid website. 


Return on Investment

A top-ranked MS in Accounting education is just the beginning . . .

Your ROI continues to grow over your career.

Our graduates gain:

  • Strong Career Results
    • 93% of students who graduated in 2023 received an offer within three months of graduation.
    • Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC collectively hired the most graduates in 2023.
    • 77% of students from the Class of 2023 were hired by a “Big 4” accounting firm.
  • Free MBA Elective Courses for Life
    • Stay up to date over the course of your career with access to lifelong learning.
    • Free MBA elective courses are available to our MS in Accounting alumni for life.
    • Choose from approximately 20 offerings each fall and spring semester. Audit up to one course virtually each semester.
    • At a 2023-2024 tuition rates of $2,754 per credit for MBA classes, that’s a potential value of up to $16,524 per year.

Sample Courses Available to Alumni

This list does not guarantee course availability but rather is meant to provide an example of the types of courses recently offered to alumni for audit.
  • Digital Currency, Blockchains, and the Future of the Financial Services Industry
  • Disruption, Entrepreneurship & Social Impact
  • Economics of Creativity and Innovation
  • Global Strategy
  • Health & Medical Care Business
  • Law and Business and Human Rights
  • Leadership Models
  • Marketing and Sustainability
  • Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Retaining Customers
  • Social Media & Mobile Technologies
  • Strategic Foresight and Predicting the Future of Technology
  • Valuation


Click here for a PDF version of the above table.

  • Tuition-Free and Discounted Executive Education Courses for Life
    • Stern alumni are also eligible for two tuition-free Executive Education courses per academic year as well as a 50% discount on any additional Executive Education courses. All such courses are subject to space availability and approval. Administrative fees may also apply.
  • Career Services for Life
    • The average person changes jobs 12 times in their career, but you don’t have to navigate these changes alone.
    • We provide our graduates with an extensive array of services to manage their careers for life, including career coaching, professional development events, job postings and more.
  • Lifetime Access to an Unparalleled Alumni Network
    • Receive immediate access to the largest alumni community of any top business school.
    • 110,000 strong. 130 countries represented. 70% based in the New York area.


Top Ranked Data: Year after year, the NYU Stern is ranked as having a top Business School Accounting program nationally. Ranked by US News & World Report.
Career Results Data Source: program surveys and LinkedIn information (data covers 51% of the 2023 graduating class)