Financing Your Master of Accounting Degree

Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Earning a business Master’s degree is a significant investment in your personal and professional development.  At Wake Forest University, we are committed to helping students accomplish this achievement by providing financial assistance through scholarships and governmental and private loan programs.

However you choose to finance your Master of Accounting degree, please know that we are here to help you throughout the process.  With that in mind, we have provided details below about tuition, scholarships and financial aid, including loan options.



If you have unanswered questions after reviewing the information provided, please contact Michelle Dalrymple, Financial Aid Officer, at 336.758.4045, or email the Financial Aid Office at


2017-2018 Tuition & Required Fees (MSA)


Our accounting masters degree is a two-semester program with an option for a third semester (based on internship participation).  For those who may need to fulfill prerequisites prior to starting the program, we also offer courses during the summer semester.

Two Semesters
Fall & Spring
(Required Activity & Health Services Fee)
Optional 3rd Semester
Fall, Spring, & Fall:
Includes paid internship
+ $24,950
+ $495
(Required Activity & Health Services Fee)
Optional Pre-program
Summer Semester
Fulfill Prerequisites
+ $900/
credit hour
($2,700 – $10,800 estimated total)
  1. Tuition is reviewed annually and subject to a 3% to 5% increase.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Admission Committee, some students will be required to successfully complete summer prerequisites prior to full admission in the fall term.
  3. Health insurance is required by the University for all students and offered as an option for those needing coverage. Please visit to see insurance rates for your age band. Dependent coverage is available.

For a full detailed breakdown of tuition, fees, living expenses, and a cost-of-living comparison, visit our beyond tuition page.




Each year the School of Business awards scholarships to eligible, deserving applicants who we feel would benefit greatly from a Wake Forest education and contribute significantly to the intellectual and civic life of the campus. Award decisions are based on considerations including academic merit, financial need, and individual award criteria.

To view specific information on available scholarships, visit our scholarship page.


Financial Aid


Federal Loans – Completing the FAFSA

Students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at The Wake Forest University School of Business Title IV Code is E00515. Individuals will not be considered for federal student loans until the FAFSA has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education and a student aid report is received by the School of Business financial aid office.


The Federal Direct Loan

Federal Direct loans are guaranteed government loans available to all U.S. citizens and legal residents. A completed FAFSA is required to determine eligibility. Students may borrow a maximum of $20,500 in the unsubsidized Direct loan per academic year, and have the option of paying the accruing interest on a quarterly basis while in school. See for additional information, including current interest rates and origination fees.


The Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate and professional students have an additional option in funding their higher education: the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. This loan, guaranteed by the federal government, is one of the most affordable ways to pay for school. Grad PLUS has a fixed interest rate. Eligibility for this loan is not based on household income, assets or financial need, but it is determined, in part, by your personal credit history. Many students with limited or no credit history can qualify. An eligible student can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other aid. A completed FAFSA is required to determine eligibility.


Private Loans

Like federal loans, private loans are designed to help students who need financial assistance with educational costs. In most cases, it is advantageous for students to first pursue Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans before seeking private loans. Private loans are not based on need; approval is generally based on creditworthiness and ability to repay. Students who do not meet a lender’s credit qualifications or who are not U.S. citizens may need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates, grace periods, repayment options and fees are determined by the lender and can vary considerably for lender to lender. As with the Graduate PLUS Loan, the maximum amount that may be borrowed is the difference between cost of attendance and other financial aid.

Wake Forest partners with Elm Resources to provide a list of private lenders based on the quality of products and services they provide to students. However, if you wish to use another lender that is not on this list, you have the right to do so.


Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Wake Forest University welcomes all Veterans and is a partner in the Yellow Ribbon Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs For more information, visit: Veterans who are 100% eligible for Post 9/11 educational benefits and eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program can receive up to $15,100 in matching funds from the University per academic year.


For International Students:

A completed Certificate of Finances document and Request for Supplemental Information must be mailed to the School of Business Enrollment Management Center, Attention: Denise Kelly, P.O. Box 7897, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Review FAQs for International Students in order to successfully complete the Certificate of Finances document.


*International students: A $100 SEVIS fee will be assessed in addition to the fees listed above.


Contact Us


If you have specific questions, please contact Michelle Dalrymple, Financial Aid Officer, at 336.758.4045, or email the Financial Aid Office at


Please refer to Wake Forest Student Financial Services for more information on university-wide policies related to student billing, withdrawals and insurance.