Education Articles


  • Setting yourself up for educational success

    Tips for making the most of community college and beyond

    If becoming a CPA is on your horizon, the quality of your education throughout college and grad school matters. When reviewing your application for licensure, State Boards of Accountancy typically evaluate the quality of your education based on whether your institution and maybe even your business school are accredited. Read >

  • Snagging the scholarship: Tips and timeline

    For applying to be a 2018 AICPA Legacy Scholar

    Scholarships are one of the best ways to fund your education and the AICPA offers quite a few of them. In addition to receiving $1,000-$10,000 for school, 100+ annual recipients of AICPA Legacy Scholarships also become members of a prestigious group known as AICPA Legacy Scholars. Read >

  • So, you want to teach accounting?

    Get on the track to educate future CPAs

    There are two things that all CPAs have in common: 1. They hold one of the most respected credentials available and 2. At some point, they all have been taught by an accounting professor. On your journey to the CPA, you may entertain the idea of following in their footsteps and becoming a professor. Read >

  • The importance of accreditation on your way to CPA

    Picking a credible program is a very important decision

    As a future CPA, you will be spending a significant amount of time focused on your education, so picking a credible program is a very important decision. At face value, many academic programs have similarities; however, one key factor prospective students should consider is a program’s accreditation. Read >

  • Tips for choosing the right accounting professors for you

    Here’s why you shouldn’t just rely on faculty rating websites

    Picking the right professors for you and your learning style can be an important part of your college—and future—success. So how do you choose the best professors for you? Here are some tips from academic experts: Read >

  • Write it right

    How to compose a great scholarship essay

    Since they give you cash for school and the money doesn’t have to be paid back, scholarships are a great option. But if you actually want a shot at receiving a scholarship, you have to put some work in up front by applying and writing a compelling essay. Here’s how to do just that. Read >

  • Surefire ways to sail the S.S. Scholarship

    Roughly 100x easier than babysitting for tuition money

    Applying for a scholarship is a lot like applying to a college, or defusing a warhead – the exact process often varies... Read >

  • The need–to-know on need-based aid

    Get the must-knows on how to prevent yourself from getting into a sticky financial aid situation

    Your applications are in and you’ve been accepted to your favorite school. Now who’s picking up the tab? If you’re lucky, maybe your parents, grandparents, or that lottery ticket you bought last night. But chances are some, if not all, of your college costs will fall into your own hands. If that’s the case, you can join the 14 million students just like you who rely on need-based financial aid to help pay for college. Read >

  • Majorly succeeding as a minority student

    Tips for thriving in the CPA profession

    Jackie Robinson. Michael Jordan. Roberto Clemente. What would sports be without these legendary icons? These players were able to break boundaries as well as records. Read >

  • The loan groan

    Repayment options simplified

    Each repayment plan comes with its very own specific rules and regulations. It’s important to do your research but below you will find general descriptions of each repayment program so that you can start attempting to compare your options and go after the ones that that seem most appropriate for your financial situation. Read >

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