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Education Assistance Program

The Board offers an education assistance program for students, who can demonstrate financial need, seeking to sit for the CPA exam.  The program is designed to assist with the cost of tuition for the fifth year of study required to sit for the CPA exam.  Students are encouraged to view the education assistance checklist to see if they meet the minimal qualifications.  Those who meet the minimal qualifications may apply for assistance by completing the Application for Educational Assistance.  

No funds can be paid if a student already qualifies for admission to the CPA examination.  

The Board makes grant payments payable to the college or university.

Your application should include the following:

  • Student FAFSA Report:   www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • All Official Transcripts
  • Class schedule for current semester
  • Tuition bill for current semester


When submitting your application please be sure to submit all documentation.  Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

John E. Patterson, Executive Director

Accountancy Board of Ohio

77 South High Street, Suite 1802

Columbus, Ohio  43215-6128


Email:  john.e.patterson@acc.ohio.gov

Tel: (614) 466-4135
Fax: (614) 466-2628