Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

Detailed information regarding summer tuition rates and fees can be found on the Registrar's Office website.

Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition

Tuition charges apply whether a student takes a subject for credit or as a "listener," and regardless of the date the student begins attending classes. An intern tuition rate applies to students registered for structured off-campus internships.

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.

6 or fewer units, minimum tuition $3,600
6 or more units, cost per unit $600
Maximum tuition, or full regular graduate tuition 1 $19,175
SB thesis only, minimum charge (3 units) $1,800
Off-campus internship tuition, cost per unit $600
Off-campus internship tuition, maximum charge $2,400
Center for Real Estate tuition, summer term $19,970
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A summer tuition subsidy is in effect for graduate students in qualifying programs. See below and the Registrar's Office website for further information.

Tuition for Continuing Graduate Students Registering for Thesis Only

The following tables present tuition amounts for graduate students who are not taking any regular subjects and are registering only for graduate thesis. This includes students continuing theses from the preceding spring term who complete their thesis early, as well as  students continuing theses from the spring term whose appointments terminate during summer.

Master's and Engineer Students

If student was registered for thesis as a regular graduate student, or as a resident graduate student but not for thesis, in the preceding spring term $19,175
Minimum tuition in case of early thesis completion if student was registered for thesis as a resident graduate student in the preceding spring term $2,396
Minimum tuition in case of early thesis completion if student was registered for thesis as a resident graduate student, but not for thesis, in the preceding spring term $19,175
Tuition (no minimum) if student was registered as a special student or not registered at all in the preceding spring term $27,755 1
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Will be reduced to $19,175 if thesis not completed in this term.

Doctoral Students

If student was registered for thesis as a resident graduate student, a non-resident graduate student, or as a resident graduate student but not for thesis, in the preceding spring term $19,175
Minimum tuition in case of early thesis completion if student was registered for thesis as a resident graduate student in the preceding spring term $4,793
Minimum tuition in case of early thesis completion if student was registered for thesis as a non-resident graduate student in the preceding spring term $14,381
Minimum tuition in case of early thesis completion if student was registered as a resident graduate student, but not for thesis, in the preceding spring term $19,175
Tuition (no minimum) if student was registered as a special student or not registered at all in the preceding spring term $41,632 1
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Will be reduced to $18,632 if thesis not completed in this term.

Graduate Student Summer Tuition Subsidy

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 are eligible for a tuition subsidy from Institute general funds. Consult each department's summer subject page to learn which subjects qualify as pre-thesis subjects, and are therefore eligible for the subsidy. See the Registrar's Office website for further information regarding the graduate student summer tuition subsidy.

Graduate Professional Programs Tuition

Graduate students registered in professional programs, as defined by the Provost's Office, will pay tuition at the rate established for their particular programs. These include Sloan master's programs, the System Design and Management program and Integrated Design and Management program, some MEng programs, and the Advanced Studies Program, as well as the Center for Real Estate's master's program, whose summer term tuition is $19,970. Full-year tuition information for the other graduate professional programs mentioned here is available on the Registrar's Office website.

Special Student Tuition

Charge per unit, all special students $860
MIT-affiliated students, minimum charge (up to 6 units) $5,160
Non-MIT-affiliated students, minimum charge (up to 9 units) $7,740
Maximum charge, all special students $19,175
Non-MIT visiting student registration fee TBD
Professional Education Advanced Study Program: Consult ASP Office.

Subject Cancellation or Withdrawal

Registrants are charged a weekly charge (1-week minimum) of 1/8 of initial tuition for subjects that they drop or withdrawn from.

Payment of Tuition and Other Institute Charges

An individual who registers as a student at MIT agrees to pay all charges on their account when due, and acknowledges that the Institute may charge a hold fee, suspend registration, revoke Institute services, and withhold their degree if these charges are not paid.

Student Financial Services (SFS) gathers, bills, and collects student charges and provides a student account statement of that activity. These charges originate in the offices from which the student receives services. SFS bills by posting a monthly billing statement on MITPAY—the secure, online billing and payment system. Statements are posted on the 10th of the month. SFS sends students a monthly email reminder to check their statement and pay any balance due. Statements include tuition, fees, additional charges, payments, and payment deadlines.

To access MITPAY, log in to WebSIS and use the MITPAY link to view your account and make payments. Visit the SFS website for more information about MITPAY and other payment methods.

Summer tuition and fees charged in June are due on July 1. Students who plan to attend MIT during the summer session are advised to contact Student Financial Services to confirm summer charges.

A student who fails to make satisfactory arrangements for payment will have a registration or degree hold imposed and a hold fee of $100 will be charged to the student account. The balance due, including the hold fee, must be paid in full before a hold will be released.

Financial Aid

Graduate students whose professional programs begin in the summer and need loans to manage their cost of attendance should fill out a Graduate Loan Application, available on the Student Financial Services website. Domestic graduate students applying for loans will also need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For undergraduate students, MIT does not award need-based aid for summer enrollment. Undergraduates who plan to attend summer session and are seeking financial aid should contact Student Financial Services at sfs@mit.edu to discuss their options. More information can be found on the SFS website.

Veterans Educational Benefits

New and continuing undergraduate students or graduate students who expect to receive VA education benefits should visit the SFS website for updated information, or send an email.