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Update August 17:

To learn more about MIT’s changes to the fall 2020 cost of attendance as well as the Covid-era grant, please see our 2020 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.

Apply for aid: DACA and undocumented students

Regardless of an applicant’s citizenship status, MIT reviews all applications for admission under a need-blind admissions policy and provides generous financial aid that meets 100% of a family’s demonstrated need—even if you are DACA or undocumented.

Applying for financial aid—we are here to help.

  • Undocumented and DACA students are able to apply for financial aid as non-U.S. citizens. Our financial aid is need based,⁠ meaning that we award financial aid entirely based on your family’s financial circumstances, without regard to academic merit, test scores, athletic abilities, or other talents.
  • We will meet 100% of your demonstrated need to meet the full cost of attending MIT, including tuition, housing, dining, books, and personal expenses. You just need to apply.
  • For undocumented and DACA students, your financial aid award will only include an MIT Scholarship, which is considered a grant that does not need to be repaid. It will not include any expectation that you work01 For undergraduates, the student contribution is a combination of the summer savings expectation and student employment during the academic year.   or take out any loans.

How to apply

  • Step 1: Fill out the CSS Profile.
  • Step 2: Provide income documentation via IDOC. If your family does not file a tax return, you will need to submit a Non-Tax Filer Statement to IDOC instead.
  • Step 3: We will take it from there! If we need other information from you, we will reach out directly.
Start your application →

If you have questions about financial aid, you can contact your financial aid counselor.

Please remember that we keep all of the information you share with us confidential.

Applying for admission

  • Undocumented and DACA applicants submit the same application components and go through the same selection process as all other students. We welcome your application!
  • Visit the admissions website for more information—we are happy to help however we can.
  • If you have specific questions about the application process for undocumented students, please contact Admissions Counselor Erin Murray.

Resources for students

There are many resources available for you, both before you arrive at MIT and once you get here. You can find more information on the admissions website.

  1. For undergraduates, the student contribution is a combination of the summer savings expectation and student employment during the academic year. back to text