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Paying your bill: Sponsored billing

If an outside agency has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition and fees, you will need to submit documentation prior to the payment deadline.

Documents are accepted through October 1 for the fall term and March 1 for the spring term.

If you are a student

Students must submit the Student Acknowledgement Form in order for MIT to invoice your sponsor. You will need to work with your sponsor to make sure that all documentation has been submitted to us by the deadline.

Please note: MIT Sloan students do not need to submit this form. If you are a Sloan student, contact Kevin O’Brien at by email or 617.253.8355 to discuss sponsored billing options.

If you are a sponsor

Sponsors must submit the Sponsor Billing Authorization Form and Sponsor Financial Agreement to our sponsored billing team.

Outside organizations qualify for sponsored billing if:

  • They cover all or most of your tuition and fees
  • They will send payments directly to MIT
  • They require an itemized invoice addressed in their name

Examples include:

  • U.S. or foreign company
  • U.S. government, department, or agency (excluding the Dept. of Education)
  • Foreign embassy
  • Pre-paid college plan01 For the following state-run 529 plans: Florida Prepaid, Texas Tomorrow and College Illinois, MIT will send confirmation of charges to each plan after the student has registered for the term. Payments for these plans, as well as any other plan in which families participate, will be credited to the students account upon receipt of disbursement.  

Where to send documents

You can email, fax, or send documents via post to:

Sponsored Billing c/o David Andre, Assistant Director for Sponsored Students

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 11-120
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617.648.9968
Email: dandre@mit.edu

Additional information for students

  • If you are being reimbursed by your employer you cannot participate in sponsored billing. Students who receive reimbursement upon submission of grades or completion of sponsor terms must adhere to the Institute’s established payment due dates.
  • You will continue to receive a monthly student account statement in MITPAY.
  • Once your sponsor has been invoiced, the Institute will credit your account in advance of receiving funding.
  • Charges assessed to your account that are not invoiced to your sponsor are due monthly as billed.
  • If your sponsor fails to pay, the credit applied in advance to your account will be removed and you will be responsible for paying the charges due.
  • You are responsible for monitoring your sponsor and ensuring that your sponsor pays on time. Payment is expected within the first two months of the semester.
  • Sponsors can’t be billed for previous terms or for any charges that are not posted to your account.
  • A balance on your account may result in a registration or degree hold and a mandatory hold assessment fee.
  1. For the following state-run 529 plans: Florida Prepaid, Texas Tomorrow and College Illinois, MIT will send confirmation of charges to each plan after the student has registered for the term. Payments for these plans, as well as any other plan in which families participate, will be credited to the students account upon receipt of disbursement. back to text