Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Ph.D. students is typically provided for four years. Continuation of financial aid is dependent on successfully completing assigned responsibilities as well as making satisfactory progress in the program. Financial support for students who remain in the program after the eighth semester requires special approval from the School of Accountancy doctoral committee and will be based on merit and the candidate’s past performance.

Although graduate students do not qualify for grants from the state or federal government, there are other options to help fund your ASU education. Some private donors offer scholarships to graduate students and you can find those in our Scholarship Search. Federal and private student loans are also available.

Follow the steps to apply for aid to begin the process of acquiring federal student loans. You may also want to contact the Graduate College to find additional scholarships/assistantships that you can apply for and for further assistance.

Graduate Assistantships

All doctoral students in the School of Accountancy receive 50 percent FTE (20 hours per week) appointments as graduate assistants in teaching or research for up to five academic years. The graduate assistantship pays a stipend of approximately $18,000 (2005-2006), a remission of out-of-state tuition (where applicable) and a 100 percent reduction of in-state tuition.

Doctoral students typically serve as teaching assistants during their first year and as research assistants during their next three years. A fifth-year doctoral student can serve as either a teaching or research assistant.

Summer Teaching

Doctoral students typically teach during the summer sessions to build skills in the classroom. A summer teaching position may provide additional compensation depending on the specific assignment.