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Program Costs

You can complete the program for a reasonable cost. Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to assist students financially.

Starting in Fall 2015, you will be billed a single MST tuition rate that includes both instructional charges [formerly called tuition] and non-instructional charges [formerly called fees]. The single tuition rate should make it easier for you to more effectively budget for the completion of your degree. In addition, the single tuition rate will better serve students whose employers cover their education costs yet limit reimbursements to ‘tuition’ only. The NIU Graduate School provides detailed information about program-level tuitions at

Academic Year2
In-State Out-of-State
Total Cost $2,456 / 3 credits $3,527 / 3 credits

2All amounts are rounded. Amounts are effective Fall 2015 through Summer 2016. Tuition is subject to change by the Board of Trustees at any time without notice. Program cost does not include textbook, ancillary expenses, and specific course fees.

Our MST Program has a national reputation for quality and excellence, yet it is priced lower than other highly-ranked MST programs in Illinois.

Graduate Accountancy Program

2015-2016 Cost*



University of Illinois - MS Tax in Chicago


DePaul University - MST


* ‘2015-2016 Cost’ includes in-state tuition/tuition & fees and assumes the entire program is completed in one year. The U of I Program is an executive-style program, the cost of which also includes required textbooks.