We know that financial stress can affect individual well-being and academic success. MIT can provide some assistance to graduate students experiencing financial hardships arising from a variety of circumstances. These resources are not loans, and do not need to be repaid. Funds disbursed are tax-reportable income and may reduce eligibility for educational loans.
Graduate students may be eligible for the following assistance programs:
- Guaranteed Transitional Support (for students who wish to change research advisors or groups)
- MIT Grant for Graduate Students with Children
- Graduate Student Short-Term Emergency Fund
- Doctoral Long-term Financial Hardship Funding
Additional support may be available through avenues such as Childbirth Accommodation and Parental Leave, the Graduate Student Council funding for individuals, and Graduate Student Experience Grants (GSEG).Learn more and apply →