With affordable and competitive tuition and fees, the GMAcc Program graduates students who consistently rank in the Top 5 for CPA exam pass rates and find employment within three months of graduation. A variety of financial assistance sources are available and all students pursuing the 2-year GMAcc program are eligible for scholarship consideration.

Tuition and Fees

Program Tuition and Fees for 2020–2021 Academic Year

Tuition, Fees,
Tuition $23,365 $47,013
Segregated Fees* 1,469 1,469
Yearly Total $24,833 $48,482

Exact tuition and fees are set each August by the state legislature; tuition may vary from year to year. Additional information is available from the Bursar's Office. Select "Business Master's" from the program dropdown.

*The segregated fee rate is updated each summer by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System .

**Minnesota residents may be eligible for reduced tuition as participants in the Minnesota–Wisconsin reciprocity agreement. Students certified under this agreement, although classified as nonresidents, are assessed the comparable instructional fees in effect at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities campus, plus the segregated fees assessed all UW–Madison graduate students. Contact the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office for a reciprocity application.


Financial Support

Many students receive financial support that can assist with the costs of the program. Financial assistance is available from several sources. Students are not eligible for department-sponsored financial assistance in their first year in the GMAcc program.

  • Students are encouraged to complete a paid internship during the summer between the first and second year of the program. This typically provides a total salary of approximately $6,000–$8,000.
  • Teaching assistant (TA) positions are available on a competitive basis during the second year of the GMAcc program. About 40 percent of all MAcc students receive a TA appointment each academic year. Students teach for only one semester. Compensation includes a full tuition waiver for the semester and a stipend of approximately $7,000.
  • Scholarships are available to selected GMAcc students in their second year. These average about $1,800 per year. There is no application process for scholarships; all GMAcc students will be considered for scholarships in their second year.
  • Many students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members, providing research support and/or help with grading. These positions pay an hourly rate.

Additional resources are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.