Tuition, Financial Aid and the CPA

Students in this program are charged tuition on a per credit hour basis. The current tuition rates are published on our Graduate Tuition Rates page.

Financial Aid

  • In addition to company tuition reimbursement plans and private bank loans, students are eligible for federal Stafford loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Bellarmine’s school code is 001954.

Kentucky CPA Exam Requirements

  • If you passed the Uniform CPA Examination as a Kentucky candidate, obtained 150 college semester hours, and completed 1 year of experience in an accounting or auditing position in public practice, academia, industry or government that can be verified by an actively licensed CPA of any state, you may apply for a Kentucky license.
  • A year of experience is defined as 2000 hours in a period of not less than 12 months earned after the awarding of a baccalaureate degree.
  • A certificate of experience may be submitted for more than one employment situation to meet the 1-year of experience. The CPA verifying your experience must have an active practicing license, but does not have to be your supervisor.