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AICPA, NASBA Try to Cut Education Costs

 A program being piloted by the American Institute of CPAs and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy aims to cut the cost of CPA hopefuls completing their 150-hour education equirement.

The Experience, Learn and Earn program, is beginning fall in collaboration with the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, is a post-graduate program blending online learning and on-the-job experience through participating accounting firms for college accounting graduates.

Tulane SoPA will offer initial classes beginning in January with plans to quickly add other universities.

Individuals will be hired by ELE-affiliate firms that agree to provide the graduate with time during the week for course work. Participants can earn up to 30 credits through online self-study courses with the cost of credit hours set as what are described as “highly affordable rates”.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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