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When do we pay the parent and student contributions to MIT?

We never bill you directly for your parent and student contributions. These are the resources we expect you to have to pay for your MIT education. We bill you for MIT charges such as tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meal plans. You use your parent and student contributions to cover these charges when billed, as well as cover out-of-pocket expenses such as books, supplies, personal expenses, and travel.

Our counselors are always happy to assist you in planning how you will allocate your expected family contribution towards paying MIT charges and how to cover out-of-pocket expenses.

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