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Update November 2:
To learn more about the 2020–2021 academic year please see our 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.

What if my family’s income has changed due to COVID-19; can I appeal my financial aid award?

We understand that many families may find themselves in a new circumstance due to COVID-19, and we are here to work with you during this challenging time. If you think that you may need to appeal your financial aid award, you are welcome to do so. We will review appeals beginning on September 1.

We are waiting until the fall because we want to have a better sense of your family’s financial situation. At that point we will work with you to review your individual circumstances. We want to be sure we are making adjustments that are the best for you in the coming academic year. You should reach out to your financial aid counselor directly and they will work with you to review your appeal.

We will consider changes to overall income, if there has been a 10% or larger reduction in your family income. You will need to fill out the estimated income appeal form and send it to us with your appeal.


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