Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is my student loan not credited to my account?
- Does MIT offer scholarships/grants to graduate students?
- When will my loans be reflected on my account?
If this is the first time you are borrowing from a specific loan program you may need to complete the requirements by signing a promissory note and completing entrance loan counseling. Check with a member of the financial aid delivery team for more information on these requirements.
The financial aid team will work with you to see if you qualify for federal loan funding. Graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are awarded by each department, lab, or center. You should contact your program administrator to learn more.
After you have completed the necessary loan requirements, your federal loans will disburse to your student account once your term registration becomes official, usually within the first two weeks of the term. Federal loans will be split evenly between all registered terms for the academic year. The amount of your federal loan will always be slightly more than the amount disbursed to your student account due to federal loan origination fees.
Private loan funds are received from your third-party lender and therefore the date the funds are sent to MIT is determined by your lender. Most private lenders will notify you that your funds have been sent to MIT.