Notice: Please note there is a change in the application process starting with the 2017–2018 academic year. Income information needed for the application will be from the “Prior-Prior Year.” For this year’s application, you will be using 2015 income information. For 2018–2019 you will use 2016, etc.
2017–2018 US Citizen and Permanent Resident undergraduates: Please follow the steps below to apply for both MIT need-based and 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 your financial aid application by checking the MIT Online Financial Aid System.
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.
Beginning in November, within a few days of submitting the CSS Profile, you will receive an email from the College Board informing you how to submit your parents’ 2015 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.