Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

In support of academic excellence, both The University of Akron and the College of Business Administration offer a wide variety of scholarships and other opportunities to help students in their educational pursuits. These scholarships are provided by corporations, foundations, professional organizations, faculty, alumni and other individuals.

Graduate Assistantships

Students admitted to a CBA degree program may be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship. A graduate assistant position is an arrangement in which a full-time graduate student works as a computer lab assistant, instructional support assistant, or research assistant (very few research assistantships are awarded). In return, the graduate assistant is awarded a stipend and tuition benefits. Go to the Graduate Assistants page for additional information and eligibility, or review a Fact Sheet (pdf).

Complete a Graduate Assistantship application.

Diversity scholarships/assistantships are available on a limited basis for underrepresented minority groups and women in underrepresented programs. Interested applicants should submit a complete application for admission and an online Graduate Assistantship application by February 1 for consideration for awards for the following academic year starting in fall.

Community and Industry Graduate Assistantships

Did you know...graduate students at The University of Akron are not limited to assistantships that require teaching in exchange for a tuition stipend? In fact, graduate students are available to bring new talent and insights to your business or nonprofit organization.

Through UA’s Community and Industry Graduate Assistantship (CIGA) program, select graduate students with full admission to the University who are in good academic standing can gain valuable work experience while assisting your organization. The assistantships are conducted only during academic terms and permit 20 hours of work per week in exchange for a stipend, which is paid by the organization, as well as a full-tuition scholarship, which is provided by the University.

For more information, including forms, sample agreements and contact information, please go to the Community and Industry Graduate Assistantship page.

Federal Work Study Program

Federal College Work Study funding is available to Graduate Students. You should file a FAFSA form and check with The University of Akron Student Financial Aid Office for more information or look up eligibility information at

College of Business Administration Scholarships

Each year, the College of Business Administration awards more than 100 graduate and undergraduate scholarships to both current CBA students and incoming freshmen. Learn about the opportunities within specific areas of study.

University Scholarships

The University of Akron offers scholarships specifically for CBA majors. Learn about the awards that are available.

Financial Aid

Learn about the many sources of financial aid and work-study opportunities available to all UA students through the University's Office of Student Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

To see the current tuition rates and fees for graduate students, visit the Office of Student Accounts page. 2014 CBA Graduate tuition table.