The U.S. government determines the amount of federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study) you qualify for using the FAFSA. We then disburse these funds to your student account.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a required form used to provide all federal aid, including grants, loans, and work-study. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may submit a FAFSA.Start the FAFSA now →
What you need
- For the 2020–2021 application, you need your parents’ 2018 federal income tax returns, W-2s, other records of money earned, bank statements, records of investments, and records of untaxed income.
- If possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (found on the FAFSA) to autofill questions using data from the IRS. This will save you time and extra work later if you are selected for verification.
- Please designate MIT as one of your recipients using Federal Code 002178.
Good to know
If you think you will not qualify for MIT need-based aid and would like to apply for federal aid only, please complete the FAFSA and Please note this request can't come from families and must come directly from the student. firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you don’t wish to complete the other application requirements.
- Please note this request can't come from families and must come directly from the student. back to text ↑