Executive Master of Accounting (EMAC) Tuition & Financial Aid

Executive Master of Accounting Program Fees

Per Credit Hour Total Number of Credits Total Program Cost
$900 per credit hour 30 - 45 credits total $27,000 - $40,500


Program Fees for the EMAC total between $27,000 - $40,500. Course fees are $2,700 per 3 credit hour course and are billed each semester for the course(s) taken in a particular semester. On average, a student can expect to take two courses in the fall and spring semesters, and one course in the summer. Students can increase or decrease their course load, and the semester’s tuition will automatically adjust according to the number of credits enrolled.  

Program Fees are the same for Florida residents, out-of-state residents, and international students.

Executive Master of Accounting program benefits: 

  • Recorded Lectures  
  • Access to workshops and seminars 
  • Digital parking permit   
  • Business mentor program  
  • Career services  
    • Professional development, coaching, professional headshot, resume writing, salary negotiation  
  • Student ID card  
  • Pre-program orientation  
    • Team building activities, networking reception, faculty and alumni panels  
  • Full administrative support throughout the entire program  
    • Advising  
      • Courses and registration managed by advisor for the duration of the program  
    • IT 
      • Tech support  
      • Access to software and systems  
    • Financial services 
      • Federal Aid, Military/VA benefits, Self-Pay, Tuition reimbursement  
  • Lifetime discounted rates on professional development courses  
  • 24/7 access to dedicated group study rooms  
  • Microsoft Office products   
  • Breakfast and lunch on optional in-person days
  • Graduation regalia  
  • Graduation banquet   


Financial Information

1. Federal Financial Aid

Students whose method of tuition payment is federal financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

FAU Executive Education school code: 001481

Most students who apply for Federal Financial Aid (Stafford Loan) via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible for $20,500 per academic year in loans. The awarded amount is divided into 2 semesters - fall and spring. Once awarded, the funds can be declined, decreased or accepted in the amount awarded. The amount of tuition covered by the financial aid is deferred until the aid award is disbursed.

View the FAU Financial Aid database for additional information.

2. Tuition Assistance

A copy of your Voucher (Letter of Credit) is required by our office within the first week of classes. Once Vouchers are received, the Controller’s Office will bill your company directly for the classes and amounts listed on the Voucher.

The Sponsor’s payment of fees and costs shall not be contingent upon a student’s academic performance in one or more courses. The student will be responsible for paying any portion of the tuition/fees not covered by their employer.
To be eligible for Tuition Assistance, your employer must be set up for Third Party Billing.

Please see the steps here, third party billing | Florida Atlantic University, on how to become eligible. Please contact the Controller’s Office for assistance on this process: sponsoredstudents@fau.edu.

3. Tuition Reimbursement

If a student’s employer offers tuition reimbursement, the student will be responsible for paying their tuition balance upfront, no deferment is available. Students can make payments via self-pay, financial aid, VA benefits, etc.

Students are responsible for following their employer’s tuition reimbursement policy on how to ensure that they are reimbursed for their classes. If proof of payment is required by your employer, please contact Financial Services, ExecEdFinance@fau.edu.

4. Self Pay Installments

A payment plan is provided for students who select the self-pay method. There are 4 payment installments in the fall and spring semesters and 3 payment installments in the summer semester.

5. Private Lending

Private, credit-based lending is accepted by the university to assist students with covering full or partial tuition and fees. Lending companies include banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Students are advised to consult with the lending company regarding specific eligibility requirements, interest rates, disbursement options, repayment terms, and other factors. Click here to view more information on private loan funding.

6. Military/Veterans Benefits

Students using the GI Bill must complete the VA Certification Request form with all required documents. Upon approval, an FAU VA Official will certify eligibility for funding each semester after being registered for degree-seeking courses and based on continued eligibility. Refer to www.fau.edu/vets for further details, instructions, and resources.

7. Fellowships, Awards and Scholarships

Refer here to review the fellowships and awards offered to FAU graduate students. All available scholarships geared towards graduate students can be utilized and applied towards the graduate degree as well.

8. Combination of Payment Methods

Upon departmental approval, students can declare any combination of tuition payment methods.

9. Loan Repayment Information

10. Tuition Payment Comparison by Program

Tuition Comparison EMAC

*The total tuition and fees include per credit hour fees, non-resident fee if applicable, tuition differential, capital improvement fee, financial aid fee, activity and service fee, athletic fee, health fee, technology fee, transportation access, for two years, student ID card, and graduate orientation fee.

**The total tuition and fees include per credit hour fees, non-resident fee if applicable, tuition differential, capital improvement fee, financial aid fee, activity and service fee, athletic fee, health fee, technology fee, transportation access, for two years, student ID card, graduate orientation fee, graduation regalia, and graduation banquet.

For more information regarding the traditional tuition and fees, please visit: https://www.fau.edu/controllers-office/student-services/tuition-breakdown/

For information on financial assistance, please visit: https://www.fau.edu/finaid/

For obligations for repayment of Federal Student Aid, please visit: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/repayment/plans

11. Annual Cost of Attendance

EMAC Annual Cost of Attendance

Financial aid offers are based on a cost of attendance that is constructed based on several components as designated by federal regulations. The cost of attendance includes “Direct Costs” for expenses that are paid to FAU directly, such as tuition, fees and on-campus housing and meal plans. It also includes “Indirect Costs” for expenses that are not paid to FAU directly, but that we anticipate you may pay for living and other personal expenses while you are enrolled. Your actual cost may vary. This estimate is for fall and spring semesters only and assumes full time enrollment 9 credits in the fall and 9 credits in the spring. Enrollment for summer has additional costs. Some programs involve additional costs. Please contact your department (or prospective department) if you have questions about additional costs.

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