Welcome Accounting Students!


Congratulations, you have made a smart decision to pursue a profession with endless advantages.  As a student interested in studying accounting, now is a great time to know more about the NYSSCPA. We’re the oldest state society, and we’re here to support future accounting professionals like you.

How the NYSSCPA Can Help You


NYSSCPA membership is FREE for accounting students. By joining a society of CPAs, you can learn from experienced accounting professionals and access resources to prepare for your future. Apply today.


The Moynihan Scholarship Fund (MSF) offers scholarships for accounting students based on financial need and academic performance. Learn more and apply for scholarships:

2021-2022 COAP Scholarship. Applications are due by May 9, 2021.

2021-2022 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship. Applications are due by May 9, 2021.

2021-2022 Excellence in Accounting Scholarship for Community College Students. Applications are due by May 31, 2021.

Jobs and Internships

Your complimentary student membership gives you access to the NYSSCPA Career Center where you can post your resume, get coaching and find jobs and internships. As a member, you also get advance notice for the Society’s career fairs.

Earning Your CPA License

The New York State Education Department sets requirements for CPA licensure in NYS.

When you have completed the required college credits, you can sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, prepared and graded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In New York, it is administered by CPA Examination Services, a division of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

The NYSSCPA is here for you as a prospective CPA. Membership entitles you to discounts on CPA exam prep courses from respected providers. The NYSSCPA’s networking platforms connect you with experienced professionals who can share advice on the steps you can take during and after college to achieve your goals.  

Useful Links for Students

  • Beta Alpha Psi: The premier national financial honors fraternity for financial information professionals. This comprehensive site boasts a stacked calendar of events, chapter handbook, available scholarships and job links.
  • BestColleges.com: The most affordable online master's in accounting programs: Online master’s in accounting programs can set graduates up for a wide array of career choices, including tax auditing, corporate management, financial information systems, investigative or forensic accounting, and more. The field is growing, and accountants and auditors are expected to enjoy a boom in demand.
  • Salary information: An accounting career offers competitive entry-level salaries and long-term growth potential, especially for candidates who have earned a CPA designation.

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a student member of the NYSSCPA provides you with tools to help you start your career.

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MSF Scholarships

The NYSSCPA awards scholarships to students in accounting programs at colleges and universities across New York State.

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Campus Liaisons

Professors at over 40 colleges and universities in New York State serve as liaisons to assist students in applying for NYSSCPA membership.

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