Advanced Study Program
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates for the 2015-2016 academic year for non-MIT employees, per semester:
- One class (up to 12 units of credits): $8,700
- Two classes (up to 24 units of credits): $17,400
- Three to four classes (36 to 48 units of credits): $26,000
Tuition for MIT Employees
There is a minimum charge of $4,350 for MIT employees which covers up to 6 units/credits (see MIT Employee Information for more information).
Other Fees and Expenses
- Application fee - $75
- Student Life fee - $152. Required of all fellows who are not MIT employees.
- Individual living expenses vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, family, and preferences, but a range of $1,900 to $3,000 per month can be expected. Click here for more information.
- Health insurance – can range from $800-$1,100 per semester for individuals and $1,900-$3,000 for a family per semester (see Medical/Insurance Requirements for more information)
- Materials and textbooks – depends on courses taken
Please note that Advanced Study Program students are charged a prorated fee for any course dropped after registration day and are charged in full for any course added. Students auditing courses are subject to the same regulations, including tuition, as those taking courses for credit.
Fellows are registered MIT students. Tuition covers access to all regular facilities and services, including libraries, career services, campus computing, athletic facilities, and events.
Fellows should secure sponsorship or funding before applying because no financial aid is available through MIT. Fellows may sponsor themselves and pay their own tuition; however, verification of funds must be presented with the application. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
Application deadlines are May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
All Advanced Study Program students must show evidence of required inoculations and submit a Medical Report Form to the MIT Medical Department. Advanced Study Program 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 email@example.com.
Massachusetts state law requires Advanced Study Program students carrying 27 or more units, or 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. Advanced Study Program 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. This procedure must be done within two weeks of registration or the individual will be charged for health insurance.
For further information, visit the MIT Student Health Plans page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIT Employee Information
MIT employees may be eligible for reimbursement of one MIT course per term through the Tuition Assistance Plan. Employees must adhere to the same application procedures, deadlines, and qualifications as all Advanced Study Program students. Once they are admitted by the Office of Professional Education as an Advanced Study Program student, employees must submit additional information to the Benefits Office in order to obtain a tuition deferment prior to the start of class. If students successfully complete their course by earning a minimum final grade of C- or better for an undergraduate course or B- or better for a graduate course, and if they remain eligible to participate in the Tuition Assistance Plan through the last day of their course, their student account will be credited with the amount of the tuition (a prorated amount for part-time employees) by an internal transfer of funds. Please note that auditing a course is not permitted under the Tuition Assistance Plan.
Click here for more information about obtaining the tuition deferment request and reimbursement.
A candidate for admission as an Advanced Study Program student who is employed by MIT must obtain the approval of his/her supervisor. The supervisor must indicate approval by signing in Section 9 of the application form. Signature approval must be obtained prior to submitting the application to the Office of Professional Education.