We understand that paying college application fees presents a hardship for some families. Fee waivers are available for both domestic and international applicants, and you can request one in the Fee Waiver Request section of the application. MIT practices need-blind admissions, so requesting a fee waiver will not have any negative impact on your chances of admission.
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