MIT Student Financial Services Financial Aid

Prospective Transfers –
International students

For entrance in 2015-2016

If you wish to apply for scholarship, loan and job assistance from MIT, we recommend submitting the following documents as soon as possible. We read applications in the order they are completed, so the earlier you get your application documents in to us, the earlier you will have you financial aid award letter.

Please make sure to complete and include our cover letter when submitting documentation.

You can track the status of your financial aid application by checking MyMIT. Remember to keep copies of all your application documents. Also keep in mind that after you're awarded financial aid, there are additional steps you must take before your aid is disbursed.

Canadian Citizens should follow the domestic instructions here.

Required Documents Instructions
All documentation sent to MIT should include a completed cover letter.

Designate MIT as a recipient by using our CSS code number of 3514 and answer the CSS Supplemental Questions specific to MIT. If your parents are separated or divorced, fill out the Profile with your custodial parent's information.

Students from Iran, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo will be unable to complete the CSS Profile online. Please email for application instructions.

Non-Custodial Parent's Information

If your parents are separated or divorced, your non-custodial parent must file this form.

Once you complete the CSS PROFILE, CSS will e-mail you application instructions, including a link to the Noncustodial Parent's PROFILE web site and login instructions, to send to your noncustodial parent.

Parents' 2014 Income Tax Returns or wage statement (translated into English)


Send a copy of all pages of your parents' most recent income tax returns, if applicable, to Student Financial Services.

If your country does not have an annual income tax form, send a letter from each parent's employer stating the annual salary earned in local currency.

If your parents are separated or divorced, income documentation for your non-custodial parent is also required.

Translate all materials into English, but report the amounts in your local currency.

Write your name and "Class of 2019" at the top of all materials.

CSS Business/Farm Supplement

This form will only be required if we request it from you.  If your parent(s) are self-employed or have any ownership in a business, please make sure you answer those questions correctly on the CSS Profile.

Additional information

    If your family has special circumstances or unusual expenses, or you have any other information that will help us understand their financial situation more completely, please send us a letter detailing that information.

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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