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In-state Tuition for all MAcc Students from 16 Western States

May  2017

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Some students who are beginning the MAcc program in the Fall 2017 semester or later may have the benefit of paying in-state tuition to obtain their MAcc degree due to the program’s recent designation as a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Because of this prestigious designation, students who select the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) specialization in the MAcc program and who have residency in any of the 16 states in the WICHE region will pay in-state tuition through the duration of the program.

The WRGP designation is based on the fact that no other MAcc program in the region has a PFP specialization offered to students. Those students who select the PFP specialization take three courses (9 credit hours) in financial planning (Personal Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, and Estate Planning) along with 24 credit hours of core MAcc requirements and 3 credit hours of electives (typically a taxation course or another PFP course). This course set prepares students to sit for either the CPA exam or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam.