Skip to content ↓

table of contents

Understanding your bill

Most term charges such as tuition, student life fees, health insurance, and on-campus housing appear on the first bill of the semester in July and December.

Paying your bill

We do our best to make it easy for you and your family to pay your bill. We are here to help you get set up and make sure you have a payment plan that works for you.

Repaying your loan

When you leave MIT, we are here to help you understand what you owe, your loan repayment rights and responsibilities, and your repayment options.

by the numbers

Work opportunities


Percentage of undergraduates who earned wages from MIT and/or Federal Work Study employment in 2022–2023.

Ways to pay


The number of different payment options we offer.

Less debt


Average student loan debt for graduates of the Class of 2023.

Key terms for billing & repayment

MITPay is our online payment system where you can view and pay your bill. An account is automatically created for every MIT student.
Authorized user
An authorized user is a person—most often a family member, parent, or spouse—who is designated by a student to have access to their monthly bill and make payments using MITPay.
Monthly Payment Plan
Allows students and their authorized users to pay their bill in regular monthly installments. The plan makes paying a bit easier with five payments per term instead of one lump sum.
Have a question? Check out our help section →