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Scholarships & financial aid

If you’re looking for help funding your studies, majoring in accounting can open doors to the many accounting-specific scholarships available. You can also apply for grants, loans, or work-study.

Become an AICPA Legacy Scholar

AICPA offers a variety of scholarships for promising, motivated future CPAs. You’ll gain skills that’ll make you look attractive to employers, and you can get up to $10,000 for school. Applications for AICPA Legacy Scholarships open December 1st. Check out full eligibility requirements for the scholarships we offer to see which one is right for you, and get a head start by digging in further:  

Planning to apply?

Before you get started, see a timeline of everything you need to do—and when—to give yourself the greatest shot at becoming an AICPA Legacy Scholar.

Learn about the AICPA Minority Scholarship

The AICPA Foundation plans to award over $200,000 for the AICPA Minority Scholarship program.

Discover more scholarship opportunities

There are tons of scholarships for aspiring CPAs. Discover merit-based, need-based, and minority scholarships across the country in our National Scholarship Search, then check out some tips below on how to ace the application process.

National Scholarship Search

Find the right scholarship for you.

Acing the Scholarship Process

From finding the scholarship to thank-you notes

Write it Right

How to compose a great scholarship essay

Need-based financial aid

Interested in pursuing other financial aid opportunities? You've come to the right place.

What you need to know about need-based aid

How your financial aid is calclulated

Learn the different kinds of student loans

Making smart choices and minimizing student debt

Etiquette for meetings with your Financial Aid office

Consider the value of a good relationship with your school’s financial aid office.

Understand federal loan repayment plans

Find out which option is best for you

Work-Study 101

How to earn money and work experience at the same time