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Can I get a refund if I withdraw for medical reasons?

If you need to withdraw for medical reasons, you may be able to get a pro-rated refund. This is handled by the registrar’s office and you should reach out to them for more information.

However, some students also take out optional tuition insurance coverage in case they need to withdraw for medical reasons. MIT offers tuition insurance through GradGuard, a third-party vendor that works with the Institute.

This is absolutely optional, but some of our students do take advantage of the protection.

Plans can provide coverage for tuition and fees, including housing and dining charges if applicable. You are eligible for up to a 100% refund—depending upon the policy you choose—if you withdraw due to a medical reason including mental health conditions. Information on the tuition insurance plan is available at GradGuard.com/Tuition/MIT or by calling 1.877. 794.6603.

Please note: The deadline to enroll is the day before classes begin each semester.

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