In certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a graduate student summer tuition subsidy. However, if you’re a candidate for a professional degree, you’ll be charged tuition if you’re registered for the summer. Consult the Summer Session Catalogue for more information on tuition and financial aid for graduate and professional students.
The level of support for MIT graduate students to study abroad varies, but each year several MIT graduate students win distinguished international grants to study and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of fields.
For information on funding opportunities for graduate students with international study topics, consult the Office of Graduate Education or the Center for International Studies.
Graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for federal student assistance to study abroad if they are receiving academic credit from MIT.
Your department processes your teaching or research assistant award. Once it has been processed it will be reflected on MITPay. Please contact your department with further questions about processing.
We know there are a few issues that students and families are having as they attempt to fill out the FAFSA, which may not allow them to complete it at this time. We understand—and any delays in filling out your FAFSA will not impact your financial aid. However, you should still try to complete it as soon as you are able to do so. You can check this resource page or the known issues page on the Federal Student Aid site.
If your FAFSA appears as “In review” (meaning it has not been processed) in your studentaid.gov account, no corrections can be made until it is processed. You will receive an email once it is fully processed, letting you know that your FAFSA information has been sent to MIT.
Your FAFSA will not be processed by the Department of Education until mid-March. This means that MIT will not receive information about your FAFSA until mid-March at the earliest. If we anticipate that you are eligible for federal aid it will be estimated on your financial aid award.
Your FAFSA will appear as “In review” (meaning it has not been processed) in your studentaid.gov account and no corrections can be made until it is processed. You will receive an email once it is fully processed, letting you know that your FAFSA information has been sent to MIT.
You are expected to complete your degree program without interruption.
If you’re granted a medical withdrawal or required to withdraw for a medical reason, you’re no longer registered for classes and no longer eligible to receive funding from or through MIT. This includes research or teaching assistantships. Under most circumstances, external fellowship funding is also suspended. You must contact your fellowship administrator for the applicable policy, since some fellowships pay stipends directly to students.
The Office of Graduate Education has general information on withdrawals and information on medical withdrawals.
Tuition is subsidized for all MIT students. The price of graduate degree programs varies by program and can be found under the specific area of study on the registrar’s website.
For graduate students living on campus for the summer, you will be billed monthly for housing. You can view your monthly bill on MITPay. Payment is always due on the first of the following month.
We want to remind you that if your account has a balance due prior to registration day, you may be placed on registration hold.
If you have questions about any of the summer charges, you should contact Housing. If you have any questions about paying the bill, you should reach out to us at email@example.com.