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The summer tuition subsidy plan, in effect since 1999, has been developed to reduce the cost of a graduate student to a research grant, and to improve the quality of faculty life. It is not intended to enable growth in the size of graduate programs, or to lengthen the time to a degree.
Graduate students who are enrolled in a research degree program, and who are not taking courses, will have their summer tuition subsidized (that is, paid from other Institute sources). Candidates for professional degrees will be charged tuition if registered for the summer.
• New graduate students, or continuing graduate students in normal resident status during the preceding spring term, who register only for thesis or pre-thesis research credit in the summer term will be eligible for a tuition subsidy from Institute general funds. Each department has created special pre-thesis research subject(s) that are recognized by the Registrar as eligible for the subsidy *. In Physics, for example, the subjects 8.391 or 8.392 ("Special Problems in Physics") qualify as pre-thesis subjects, and are therefore eligible for the subsidy.
• Graduate students who register for any summer subject other than those recognized by the Registrar as thesis or pre-thesis research subjects (*) will be charged tuition on a per unit basis up to the maximum tuition. Tuition for such subjects may not be charged to research grants.
• Graduate students registered in professional programs will pay tuition at the rate established for their particular programs. These programs, as defined by the Provost’s Office, are Sloan Masters programs, SDM, MEng (except those with off-campus internship components), CRE and ASP.
• An intern tuition rate will apply to students registered exclusively (no additional MIT subjects) for structured off-campus internships. This tuition rate (35% of the term’s tuition) currently applies to EECS VI-A and VI-PA, Chemical Engineering Practice, the Program in Science Writing, and LGO Programs.
Those interpreting summer tuition policy and those processing student appointments and subsidies may refer to Appendix A for further detail on the specific tuition basis codes used by the Registrar, as well as some sample scenarios.
For more information or to ask about specific tuition situations please contact Peter Hayes, Associate Registrar, (617) 258-6406.