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As of Monday, March 16, the Student Financial Services team will be working remotely. You may still reach us at or 617-258-8600 during regular office hours. Read more about our 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

Learn more about undergraduate financial aid, the FAFSA, or CSS Profile.

Financial aid

Get help with understanding your financial aid award.

Graduate students

Discover your options with graduate funding and loans, and other resources.

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.


Learn more about your student account and our online payment system.

Paying your bill

Get help with paying your bill.

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