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How graduate funding works: Support for graduate students in need

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 and the Graduate Student Council’s funding for individuals.

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