Financial Assistance

In 2017, the Department of Accountancy and the College of Business awarded approximately $316,000 to 172 accountancy scholarship winners. NIU offered 224 accountancy students an additional $851,500 in scholarship assistance. All upper-division and M.A.S. accountancy students are automatically considered for scholarships awarded by the accountancy department.

Graduate Assistantships

Approximately 35-40 percent of our M.A.S. (Leadership) and M.S.T. degree-seeking students receive a graduate assistantship. There are two types of assistantships: (1) teaching and (2) research. Students work with accountancy faculty and with other departments and offices on campus.

All assistantships carry a partial tuition waiver. You also receive a monthly stipend. The stipend amount depends on the number of hours worked per week.

Assistantships are not guaranteed. Phase I M.A.S. (Leadership) international students are not considered for assistantships during the first year of the program.

Required Criteria for Consideration

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00
  • Good communication and computer skills
  • Complete application submitted by deadline

How to Apply

Assistantship applications are available in the department office, Barsema Hall 345. Complete and submit by March 31 to:

John Simon, director of Graduate Financial Assistance
jsimon@niu.edu
815-753-6203
Office: Barsema Hall 328N

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