Applicants to the Ph.D. Program in Accounting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are automatically considered for financial aid. Successful applicants receive competitive financial aid packages. Moreover, Ph.D. students in good standing generally continue to receive financial support throughout the program. Before accepting an offer of admission, a prospective Ph.D. student will receive a detailed description of the financial aid package we are able to provide to that student.
In general, financial assistance comes in several forms. First, fellowships for which no services or repayments are required. This includes University fellowships, privately endowed Departmental fellowships, and fellowships provided by public accounting firms and other organizations. Second, teaching or research assistantships, where the typical Ph.D. student appointment is for half-time service (20 hours per week). Third, we offer tuition waivers.