Fees and Medical Information

Tuition and Fees

Those applying for Special Student status for the first time pay a $75 application fee, which will cover two sequential terms. Otherwise, a new fee will be required for each term. Special students (both graduate and undergraduate) registering during the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 terms are charged per unit of registration. The charge is $670 per unit.

There is a minimum charge of $4,020 for MIT affiliates (employees, employee dependents, MIT students or student dependents) which covers up to 6 units of registration. For non-MIT affiliates the minimum charge is $6,030 and this covers up to 9 units of registration. If a student registers for more than either 6 or 9 units as appropriate they will be charged per unit up to a maximum of $21,605.

A different rate applies for non-MIT affiliates taking classes as a special student in the Sloan School of Management. In this case the charge is $1,171 per unit. The minimum charge, covering up to 9 units of registration, is $10,539 and the maximum charge is $38,225.

Please note that Special Students are charged a prorated fee for any course dropped after registration day and are charged in full for any course added.

A Student Life fee of $140 is required of all Special Students who are not MIT employees, employee dependents, MIT students or student dependents.


Medical/Insurance Requirements

All Special Students must show evidence of required inoculations and submit a Medical Report Form to the MIT Medical Department. Special Students with a chronic medical condition are urged to identify their condition on the Medical Report Form. The Medical Report Form must be submitted to the MIT Medical Department prior to Registration Day.

For further information, visit the MIT Medical FAQ page or contact medrpt@med.mit.edu.

Massachusetts state law requires Special Students carrying 27 or more units, or Special Students on a J1 visa regardless of the number of units, to have health insurance. Students enrolled at MIT have the option of enrolling in the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan or waiving this coverage if they are enrolled in another health insurance program that meets Massachusetts requirements. Special Students with comparable insurance may submit a waiver to the Student Health Plan office for the Student Extended Insurance Plan via the on-line waiver system.

For further information, visit the MIT Student Health Plans page or contact stuplan@med.mit.edu.