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Update July 2021: Although our campus office is still closed, we are available via phone, email, and Zoom. Our hours are Monday/Wednesday from 9–5, Tuesday/Thursday from 10-5, and Friday from 9-3. If you would like to learn more about MIT’s plans for summer and fall, please visit the MIT Now website.

Paying your bill: Payment deadlines and requirements

Your bill is due at the beginning of each term, and additional incidental charges are billed monthly.

Important deadlines

Most components of the annual student budget, such as tuition, fees, and housing, are billed twice each year.

  • Mid-July: Fall bill is available for viewing
  • August 1: Fall bill is due
  • Mid-December: Spring bill is available for viewing
  • January 1: Spring bill is due

Other deadlines

You are billed monthly on the 10th of the month for any charges that you incur—this may include on-campus housing, meal plans, TechCASH, library fines, lab fees, or medical charges. Payment is always due on the first of the following month.

As a courtesy to our students and their authorized users, we send email reminders each time a billing statement is generated. Student reminders are sent to the official MIT email address on record.

Meeting payment deadlines

When you register for any class at MIT, you agree to the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement, which states that you accept full responsibility for all tuition, fees, and other associated costs01 The fine print: MIT may assess late charges, suspend registration and access to various student services (libraries, dining, computing resources, Institute housing, etc.), withhold a degree, and charge collection costs and fees if all charges are not paid. MIT and its agents and contractors will contact a student using current directory or future contact information, including any cellular phone number(s), email address(es), or wireless device(s), regarding a student’s account(s) and/or student loan(s).   incurred as a result of registration.

Please contact your customer service counselor to resolve any unanticipated financial problems.

Returned checks

If a payment is returned by your bank, you will need to send us a new payment. Your student account will also be charged a $30 fee.

Unpaid balance

If you do not make satisfactory arrangements for payment, and the payment deadline has passed, your account will be placed on registration or degree hold, and a hold fee of $100 will be charged. The balance due, including the hold fee, must be paid in full before a hold can be released.

As a courtesy to you and your family, we send notifications throughout the term to students with past due bills who have not made satisfactory arrangements.

Withdrawal

If you leave or withdraw from MIT, you are still responsible for paying the full amount due on your MITPay statement or making satisfactory payment arrangements with the Assistant Director for Collections. Should your account be sent to an outside agency, you may be reported to credit bureau agencies and may be responsible for any collection fees, including reasonable attorney’s fees that we incur in such collection efforts.

  1. The fine print: MIT may assess late charges, suspend registration and access to various student services (libraries, dining, computing resources, Institute housing, etc.), withhold a degree, and charge collection costs and fees if all charges are not paid. MIT and its agents and contractors will contact a student using current directory or future contact information, including any cellular phone number(s), email address(es), or wireless device(s), regarding a student’s account(s) and/or student loan(s). back to text