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Apply for aid: CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is a tool provided by the College Board. We use it to determine if you qualify for a need-based MIT Scholarship.

Remember that all applicants for MIT need-based aid must submit the CSS profile.

Fill out the CSS Profile →

What you need

  • For the 2020–2021 application, you need your parents’ 2018 income tax returns or wage statements, other records of money earned, bank statements, records of investments, and records of untaxed income.
  • Some students of certain incomes are able to have the fees waived by the College Board. MIT is not able to offer a fee waiver directly.

Good to know

  • Designate MIT as one of your recipients by using our CSS code 3514 and answer all supplemental questions specific to MIT.
  • If your parents are separated or divorced, each parent will need to complete their own CSS Profile application. To keep their financial information private, your parents should not share their College Board login credentials with each other.