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Cost and aid: How to apply for aid

Applications for financial aid are processed by our office of Student Financial Services. You can learn more about the process on their site, but here’s a quick summary:

Required documents

All prospective students must complete and submit the CSS Profile and parental tax returns. Additionally, all American citizens or permanent residents (but not international students) must complete the FAFSA.

Relevant deadlines

The deadlines below depend on whether you are applying to MIT Early or Regular
  • Early Action applicants must submit their required documents by November 30 in order to receive a financial aid award by mid-January.
  • Regular Action applicants must submit their required documents by February 15 in order to receive a financial aid award by mid-March.