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Update March 18: Learn more about the current academic year by visiting our FAQ page, financial support page for undergrads, or MIT’s COVID-19 response site.

When do we pay the parent and student contributions to MIT?

We never bill you directly for your parent and student contributions. These are the resources we expect you to have to pay for your MIT education. We bill you for MIT charges such as tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meal plans. You use your parent and student contributions to cover these charges when billed, as well as cover out-of-pocket expenses such as books, supplies, personal expenses, and travel.

Our counselors are glad to assist you, especially in your first year, as you plan how you will allocate your expected family contribution towards paying for MIT charges as well as covering out-of-pocket expenses.

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