MIT Student Financial Services Financial Aid

Summer school

MIT undergraduate and graduate students are automatically eligible for participation in MIT’s summer session. There’s a summer tuition subsidy to assist graduate students, but MIT doesn’t award need-based aid from institutional sources to undergraduates for attending summer school.

Graduate students

You may be eligible for a graduate student summer tuition subsidy under certain circumstances. However, if you’re a candidate for a professional degree, you’ll be charged tuition if you’re registered for the summer. Consult the Summer Session Catalogue for more information on tuition and financial aid for graduate and professional students.


MIT’s commitment is to aid its undergraduate students for the nine-month academic year (the fall and spring terms). If you’re planning to attend MIT summer school, contact your financial aid counselor to receive information on other possible funding sources, including student loans. You may also need to borrow additional funds to replace your expected summer savings expectation.

Summer UROP

Although a summer UROP is usually done for pay, registered MIT undergraduates may do this for academic credit instead. To receive credit for a project, register with the Registrar's Office for the Summer Session. Tuition is based on the number of units earned and is charged per unit. There is no MIT financial aid available to assist with this tuition charge.
Important Sites Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
When you complete the FAFSA online, be sure that you and your parents obtain PIN numbers to sign electronically or submit the signature page as instructed. MIT's FAFSA Code is 002178.

CSS Profile
Apply online at the College Board website. MIT's CSS code is 3514. MIT receives your profile data electronically from CSS so you do not send copies or printouts of your application to MIT.

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