These instructions are for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Please follow the steps below to apply for both MIT need-based aid as well as federal aid. The deadline for prospective freshmen is February 15, and you may track the status of your financial aid application by checking MyMIT. Enrolled undergraduates reapply each year by April 15, and track the status of their financial aid application by checking the MIT Online Financial Aid System.

 

February 152/15

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The U.S. government determines the amount of federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study) you qualify for using the FAFSA. SFS then disburses these funds to your student account.

February 152/15

Parents’ Tax Returns

After submitting the CSS Profile, you will need to submit your parents’ 2016 federal (not state) tax returns along with all schedules, statements and W2s to Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) for processing.  It can take up to two weeks for the tax returns to be received by MIT.

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