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Update August 17:

To learn more about MIT’s changes to the fall 2020 cost of attendance as well as the Covid-era grant, please see our 2020 financial support page and our expanded FAQ page. You can also read more about the evolving policies and other key questions related to MIT’s COVID-19 response.

frequently asked questions

In this section, we provide detailed explanations of special cases, common concerns, and other frequently asked questions to help explain complex processes.

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Applying for aid

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Answers to some of the most common questions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial aid

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Graduate students

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If you leave or withdraw

Understand what happens to your financial aid if you leave or withdraw.


Know what to expect when you take out a loan.


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