Individual academic departments provide most of the financial support for MIT graduate students, and aid amounts vary significantly among disciplines. Financial support may take the form of research assistantships, instructor and teaching assistantships, fellowships, traineeships, scholarships, grants, and/or other forms of employment such as working as a resident tutor in an undergraduate residence. Most forms of graduate support are granted for merit, while others are granted for financial need or a combination of merit and need.
Applicants are considered for awards after they’ve been accepted into a graduate program. Currently enrolled graduate students seeking financial support should consult with their departmental office.
To be considered for need-based and non-need-based student loans from federal and private sources and/or Federal Work-Study, you need to apply each year. Please select from the following options.
You can track the status of your financial aid application by checking MIT Online Financial Aid System.