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Update November 2:
To learn more about the 2020–2021 academic year please see our 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.

Types of aid: Student employment

All students, regardless of their financial need, may work during the academic year—and most of our students do. In fact 91% of students do at least one semester of paid research—many do three or four!

We recognize that securing employment opportunities could be more difficult with many students attending MIT remotely. In light of this development, MIT has developed remote research, public service, and teaching experiences that will provide every undergraduate student a guaranteed paid opportunity in the 2020–2021 academic year.

These experiential learning opportunities will be available to every undergraduate student, whether remote or in person, through programs such as UROP, MISTI, PKG, Open Learning, or Sandbox.

Learn more about student employment at MIT.