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How do I request a fee waiver?

We understand that paying college application fees presents a hardship for many families. Fee waivers are available for all applicants, domestic and international. MIT offers need-blind admissions, so requesting a fee waiver won’t have any impact on your chances of admission.

We ask most students to pay a $75 application fee. If the application fee presents a hardship for you and your family, you may qualify for a fee waiver. We will accept fee waivers from most sources, such as College Board (including SAT fee waivers and the “Realize Your College Potential” program), the ACT, and NACAC, among others. Instead of a fee waiver, we will also accept a short letter from a school administrator, counselor, social worker, or clergy person on your behalf stating that the fee is a hardship for your family. If you would like to request a fee waiver, select the fee waiver option at the end of Part 1 of MIT’s online application and submit. You can proceed as though the fee waiver has been approved.

Fee waiver requests will not appear as waived on your MyMIT account until early November for Early Action and early January for Regular Action.

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