All You Need To Know About the MIT Financial Aid Program
Is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) your dream school, but the tuition and attendance costs, which reach a whopping $77,020, prevent you from applying to it?
MIT considers the following factors in your financial need assessment:
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At MIT, you can get the following types of financial aid:
- Student employment
MIT students can be eligible for the following school-specific scholarships:
- MIT Scholarship
- First Year Grant
You can apply for private scholarships to reduce the financial burden. Here are some valuable resources to help you find and apply for more awards:
If you receive a private scholarship, you need to submit an Outside Award Reply Form to the MIT Student Financial Services Office.
Prospective MIT students can qualify for the following grants:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant
If you’re an out-of-state student, you may also qualify for grants from your home state.
Here are some important MIT statistics about student employment:
- 91% of students did at least one semester of paid research
- 3–4 is the average number of semesters of paid research students do during their studies at MIT
- $13.50 per hour is the minimum wage for on-campus work
- $1,700 is the average amount students earn per semester
Other than paid research, students can also get part-time positions in the following departments:
- Office of Experiential Learning (OEL)
- Office of Graduation Education (OGE)
- Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)
Resources you can use to search for jobs include:
Check the following table for loaning options that are available at MIT:
If you opt for a private loan, the MIT Student Financial Services Office needs to certify it but cannot do so until you complete and submit a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form to your lender.
- Prospective students
- Early decision—November 30
- Regular decision—February 15
- Continuing students—April 15
If you have any issues or require assistance with your application, contact the Student Financial Services Office by:
- Calling 617-258-8600
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The most effective way to address the problem without risking being on bad terms with MIT is to write a financial aid appeal letter.
- Reasons why MIT is your first choice
- Financial issues you and your family have endured since you submitted your application
- Offers that you got from other schools, especially if they’re higher
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If you think that MIT miscalculated your financial need, you can appeal its decision in three steps:
- Open DoNotPay in any web browser
- Search for Appeal for More Financial Aid
- Answer a few short questions regarding why you need more aid
After you complete these steps, all you need to do is decide whether you want us to send it directly to MIT or receive the letter via email so you can do it yourself.
While your appeal is on its way to MIT, find out:
- How many years you can receive financial aid for
- Whether independent students get more aid
- How graduate school financial aid programs work
If you decide that the MIT financial aid program is a dealbreaker for you, our learning center offers many more guides to other schools’ programs, such as:
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